Youth & Family

Every child needs to know that they can make a difference in the world, and indeed they can. Children for Children and HandsOn Network have joined forces and announced a new brand identity – one  that we believe will be a movement igniting the power of young people – we call this movement generationOn.

Overview

Children for Children and HandsOn Network have joined forces and announced a new brand – one that we believe will be a movement igniting the power of young people – we call this movement generationOn.

generationOn brings together Children for Children’s 13 years of building powerful curriculum and empowering youth through service and HandsOn Network’s national and international footprint of volunteer services and 20 years in direct service engagement.  We are scaling the success of the HandsOn model with its 250 action centers and putting youth at the center of change.

We plan to launch a new interactive website to make our programs, tools and resources widely accessible.  If you would like to receive an alert when the website goes live, please let us know.

If you are looking for service and service-learning curriculum, tools and resources, check out our program websites at:

Our Model Service and service-learning is central to our model. Research shows that service is more than a cultural value; it is an essential tool to the development of the next generation and a powerful lever for the education and life success of all children. In a recent survey more than 80% of students believed that opportunities for real-world learning such as service-learning, work study, and internships would improve their likelihood of graduating from high school. Service strikes at the core issues of the dropout epidemic, yielding measurable outcomes including improved academic achievement, increased critical thinking and work skills, and reduction in risky behaviors, class failures and suspensions. In addition, research indicates that when parents and caregivers are involved in their children’s education, students do better in school and in life, parents become empowered, schools get better and communities grow stronger1. 1. National Coalition for parental involvement and education