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 action.
· 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 Action Heroes.
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.