generationOn inspires, equips and mobilizes kids and teens to take
action that changes the world and themselves through service. We are the youth
and family division of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization
dedicated to volunteer service that has affiliates in 250 cities and
partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations around the globe.
Points of Light and its various divisions engage more than 4 million volunteers
in 30 million hours of service each year.
Aligned with youth development research, generationOn meets kids and
teens where they are and seeks to engage them across a spectrum of service,
service-learning and youth leadership development programming.
· We leverage campaigns (e.g. hunger relief
campaign, Be a Joy Maker) and days of service (e.g. Family Volunteer Day) to
spark interest in volunteer service and call kids, teens and families to
· Through our service club program (1000+ active
clubs) and school / community-based partnerships, we deepen civic engagement
among kids, teens and families by leveraging the service-learning
methodology. This process educates
participants on a social issue, engages them in meaningful service experiences,
and guides them through a reflection on their impact and experience.
· Our signature goLEAD youth leadership
development Institutes and capstone service-learning projects equip high school
and middle school students with the 21st century skills needed to
succeed in school and career while fostering their commitment to community
leadership. We train and certify youth
practitioners and educators to deliver our goLEAD leadership Institutes in
communities across the country.
Wrapped around all of our programming is a commitment to elevate
inspiring stories of kids, teens, and families who are impacting their
communities through recognition and awards such as our annual Hasbro Community
Through our program portfolio, we annually engage hundreds of thousands
of kids and teens between the ages of 5-18 across the US and around the world
in volunteer service. For more
information, log onto www.generationon.org.