We are constantly impressed with the kids we encounter on a day to day basis. Whether they are taking the initiative to figure out tonight’s homework in a Tutor.com session, being awesomely creative by producing mock-movie trailers, or winning awards by bringing us a step closer to curing cancer. They are all inspiring in their own way and we know they are headed for great things. That’s why we’re so excited to highlight International Youth Day which takes place this Sunday, August 12th.
We’ve gathered a few resources below that encourage teens to get involved, get passionate, and make changes in their communities. Check them out and let us know how it works out!
DoSomething.org – This organization is passionate about teens. They believe they have the power to lead and do great things independently. DoSomething does many campaigns every year that range from encouraging recycling in your community to ending bullying at your school. If you’re passionate about a cause Do Something will have the resources to help you get started. They are giving away $600,000 in grants for teen projects in 2012!
NationalPublicLandsDay.org – National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest volunteer event held over a single day. If you are passionate about the environment and want to put in some work at the parks around you then this is the site to check out. From clean-up to planting new flowers, there are events happening at sites across the country. Search your home zip code to find the closest event to you.
Social.un.org – Want to get involved but not quite sure how to start? The UN is hosting International Youth Day 2012 Google+Hangouts. You can learn about different issues that range from citizenship, to education, to employment issues. Stop by the hangout see what is being said and maybe you’ll be inspired!
What are you doing to build a better tomorrow?