Milwaukee’s Global Youth Service Day Expected to Reach 7000 Participants


040616-Business-pix-1Milwaukee’s Global Youth Service Day Expected to Reach 7000 Participants

MILWAUKEE — This year’sGlobal Youth Service Day (GYSD) weekend will be held April 15-17 in more than 135 countries on six continents. GYSD, the largest community service event in the world, celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service.

Here in Milwaukee, over 60 service projects will occur throughout the city with a projected 7,000 participants. Some projects are open to the public, while others are for members of specific schools/organizations.    To see a detailed list of all the projects that have been registered for GYSD 2016, check outgysdmke.com.

There will also be a collective celebration event on April 16th called Celebrate YOU(th)!  GYSD project participants across the city are invited to attend this event to celebrate their project successes.  For people who aren’t already involved with one of the GYSD projects happening throughout town, there will also be an opportunity to do service projects at the Celebrate YOU(th)! event.

Celebrate YOU(th)! Event Details

When: April 16th, 2016

Service Projects – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Celebration Event – 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Where: Highland Community School (1706 W Highland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233)

Why: GYSD mobilizes and celebrates youth in service.  It’s a time to recognize the positive contributions youth make to the City of Milwaukee 365 days a year.

Who: All GYSD project participants from across the city are invited. Nearly 7000 GYSD project participants are projected to date.  Any other youth who’d like to participate in the event are welcome to attend as well.

What: Service Projects, Music, Dancing, Food, and Fun!

GYSD 2016 Collaborative Planning Committee Includes Representation From:Non-Profit Center of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Public Library, United Way, UW-Milwaukee Institute of World Affairs, Public Allies, Pearls for Teen Girls, Urban Underground, the Center for Youth Engagement, City Year, and more!

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