Youth Service America

  • District of Columbia


1620 I Street Northwest
Suite 501
District of Columbia
United States

About Us

Founded in 1986, YSA (Youth Service America) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, our mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues. 

The YSA program model Activates through campaigns like Global Youth Service Day and Semester of Service; Funds with YSA Grants; Trains with the YSA Learning Center; and Recognizes through awards, storytelling, and visibility campaigns.

Through YSA’s programs, youth lead community change ASAP through Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy activities. The impact of YSA’s work is measured in terms of scale, visibility, and impact.