Omaha – The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is partnering with elementary schools from around the state on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, for Global Youth Service Day, a youth-focused service event dedicated to helping the community at large.
As part of Global Youth Service Day, volunteers from Crete Elementary, Norris Elementary, Western Hills and Dundee Elementary will join volunteers from UNO for service activities on campus and at off-site locations. This year’s volunteers will be joining millions of others around the globe who are celebrating the importance of giving back.
Held each year in April, Global Youth Service Day one of the largest service events in the world with projects in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
“Congratulations and thanks to the young people of Omaha for their work to improve their community,” said Steven A. Culbertson, president of YSA (Youth Service America), the founder and chief convener of Global Youth Service Day. “On Global Youth Service Day, the world stands in awe as we see what’s possible when kids take the lead as change-makers.”
On April 11, volunteers are invited to watch the documentary “Growing Cities” while they assemble vegetable seed packets to support community gardens. This event will be hosted in the Gallery Room in the Milo Bail Student Center between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On April 12, Global Youth Service Day check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the UNO Milo Bail Student Center with projects concluding by 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided for those going to off-site projects.
For questions about the events each day, please contact Lindsay Jump, UNO student liason, at 402.650.0065 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any additional inquiries, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at email@example.com.
More information about Global Youth Service Day activities occurring around the world can be found at www.GYSD.org. People can also connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/globalyouthserviceday and on Twitter @YouthService and with the hashtag #GYSD.
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