Youth Service America - History

History

Founded in 1986, Youth Service America’s mission is to expand the impact of the youth service movement with families, communities, schools, corporations, and governments.

YSA seeks to improve communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people serving in important roles. With programs focused on youth ages 5-25, Youth Service America envisions a global culture of engaged young people who are committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership, and achievement.

According to research by Independent Sector and Youth Service America (Toppe; Golombek), youth service is a fundamental correlative to lifelong volunteerism and philanthropy as adults. Americans gave $295 billion to charity in 2006, and most of these donors were also volunteers for various health, education, human service, and environmental causes. Surveys show the majority of these generous adults who volunteer actually started the practice as children.

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