Meet Zach, another Youth Advisory Board member of BTWF!
“My project for Global Youth Service Day was with my GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). The project was about identity because we always talk about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and for this project we made posters expressing ourselves and who we are, and talked about how every part of our identity is important and how we should be proud if all aspects of who we are because every part of us is important.”
Remember last week when we told you about Global Youth Service Day?? Well, this year’s event broke a ton of records. Maybe that’s because youth were participating in a staggering 135 countries!!!
At BTWF, we made sure to take part in the fun of giving back. To show you, we’ll be posting about the amazing service projects our Youth Advisory Board members took on, starting with Jeremy (third from the left)! He said of his project,
“The Brothers of the Delta Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated spent an afternoon at the local YMCA to take part in the community’s Healthy Kids Day activities on Saturday April, 27th as part of Global Youth Service Day. The members spent the day supervising and engaging the youth in various physical activities that were designed to promote physical health, creativity, and an appreciation for the arts.”
In case you don’t know much about it, GYSD is on April 26-28th this year, and it’s ALL about doing the most good for your community, for those around you, and for yourself.
GYSD is all about gathering youth to accomplish community service projects, service learning, and youth voice activities. Activities are organized all over the world, and they engage millions of people, making it the largest annual celebration of young volunteers.
Want to take part? Check out these 10 easy project ideas:
Want to take part in activities that are already being planned in your community? Go here
So you tell us- are YOU ready to get to work?