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Last modified: February 13, 2013, 10:00 PM
generationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kidsto make their mark on the world. As the youth division of Points of Light Institute, generationOn has brought the nation's leading youth service organizations and programs under one umbrella including New York-based Children for Children, The League, Learning to Give, Points of Light Institute's Kids Care Clubs, HandsOn Schools, and HandsOn Network's youth-driven programs. By partnering with teachers, parents, schools, community organizations and businesses, generationOn gives kids the opportunity to see firsthand the issues in their communities and the tools and resources they need to respond and become part of the solution.
GenerationOn was built on the foundation created by Children for Children, a nonprofit founded by Silda Wall Spitzer that created opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to Grow Involved through volunteering and service-learning programs that instilled a lifelong commitment to service. Children for Children combined with Points of Light Institute in June 2009 and brought together several other youth service organizations, including the LEAGUE and Learning to Give, to officially become generationOn in October 2010. As the youth activation division of Points of Light Institute, generationOn has sparked a national movement, building on the pioneering programming begun with Silda's vision more than 15 years ago.