Youth & Family

generationOn is the youth service division of Points of Light, igniting the power of kids, teens and families to make their mark on the world. generationOn inspires, equips and mobilizes hundreds of thousands of kids and teens annually to take action through service, service learning and youth leadership initiatives. It also provides tools and resources to kids, teens, families, youth practitioners and educators to help kids change the world and themselves through service.

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GenerationOn provides educators, parents, community organizations, and youth themselves with the resources & programs needed to ignite the power and potential of young people to become leaders and problem-solvers, successful students and active community members through service. 
Each year, generationOn runs campaigns and special days of service to engage kids, teens and families in their communities.These events and initiatives spark interest in volunteer service and call kids, teens and families to action. generationOn provides tools and resources, grants, incentives, partnership opportunities, social media and storytelling to support participation.
generationOn Clubs provide young people with the opportunity to implement meaningful hands-on service projects in a group setting. The generationOn Kids Care Clubs program provides resources for adult facilitators to conduct service clubs for elementary school children (ages 5-10) while the generationOn Service Clubs program provides the tools for middle and high school youth (ages 11-18) to start, lead or join their own service clubs, supported by an adult advisor. Program resources include project ideas, educational tools, monthly e-newsletters, grants, online service tracking and training and technical assistance.
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.  Training is delivered to certify youth practitioners and educators to deliver goLEAD leadership Institutes in communities across the country. 


generationOn service and service-learning resources educate participants on a social issue, engage them in meaningful service experiences, and guide them through a reflection on their impact and experience. The Ready-Set-Go! training program helps partners build the capacity to engage youth and families as volunteers.
Every year, generationOn engages hundreds of thousands of kids and teens between the ages of 5-18 across the US and around the world through volunteer service. Check out service project ideas for: 
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