Posts Tagged ‘Youth’

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Youth Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

March 30, 2012

NGAGE (Next Generation Actively Gaining Experience) wrapped up its first year of service hour submissions on April 1, 2012. The program is open to all high school students in southern Nevada who participate in community service. A recognition ceremony for these participants will be held at Fashion Show in May.

For more information on the NGAGE program, click here.  To schedule a presentation at your school or community organization for the next year of service, please contact TiegenK@uwsn.org.

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Global Youth Service Day

March 5, 2012

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service and service-learning. Established in 1988, GYSD is the largest and longest-running service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.

United Way of Southern Nevada is celebrating GYSD April 20-22, 2012 by sponsoring a “That’s How We Roll” Paper Drive.  Many needy families in the Las Vegas Valley visit UWSN’s partner agencies in search of food or clothing.  These families are also in dire need of paper products: toilet paper, diapers, paper towels, etc.

UWSN’s Volunteer Center is encouraging its network of high school volunteers to organize paper donation drives at their schools.  These students are part of the NGAGE program (Next Generation Actively Gaining Experience), which encourages volunteerism as well as recognizes high school students who give a minimum of 100 service hours per year.  If you would like more information on the NGAGE program, click here.

Does your organization utilize volunteers under the age of eighteen?  Do you have a project that would be perfect for this age group?  Or does your organization need the items collected during the “That’s How We Roll” Paper Drive?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact the NGAGE Coordinator at TiegenK@uwsn.org.

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Youth Volunteerism & Recognition Program: Deadline Approaching!

February 27, 2012
ImageNGAGE (Next Generation Actively Gaining Experience) was designed by UWSN’s Volunteer Center to encourage and recognize the incredible service work high school student are doing in their communities.  A ceremony honoring these outstanding volunteers will be held on May 2 at Fashion Show Mall.  To be considered for the program, students need to submit timesheets by April 1, 2012 outlining 100 service hours from June 1, 2011 onward.  For more information on the NGAGE program, click here.  To schedule a presentation at your school or community organization, contact TiegenK@uwsn.org.
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Engaging Nevada’s Next Generation

December 9, 2011

Are you in high school?  Do you love to volunteer?  Would you like become a leader in your community?

Bank of America encourages juniors and seniors with a passion for improving communities to apply for the Bank of America Student Leader program.  Student Leaders participate in an eight-week paid internship, and receive an all expense paid week-long trip to the Student Leadership Summit in Washington DC to gain valuable civic, social, and business leadership skills. To learn more about this program or to apply, visit the Bank of America Student Leader website.

Young people interested in this program will be pleased to know that United Way of Southern Nevada has it’s own way of recognizing outstanding Student Leaders.  NGAGE (Next Generation Actively Gaining Experience) is a new program that promotes volunteerism and recognizes students for giving back.

Freshman through seniors are encouraged to participate in NGAGE.  A recognition event will be held on May 2, 2012 at Fashion Show Mall.  For more information on the program or to print a service timesheet, click here.

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Helping the Community Go Back To School

August 22, 2011

On Saturday, August 20th, the City of North Las Vegas held their 13th Annual Community Back to School Health and Education Fair at the College of Southern Nevada-Cheyenne Campus. Thousands of participants starting arriving as early as 5:30 a.m. to register their school aged children for this amazing event. Once making their way through the line and receiving wristbands to pick up their new backpacks; which were donated from Wal Mart; they joined the crowds inside various CSN buildings. Numerous vendors such as Sam’s Club were on hand to give kids free haircuts, dental exams, eye exams, immunization shots, physicals and other services necessary to enroll in school! Not only were parents able to get these services at no cost, but vendors such as Lowe’s were on hand to do craft projects which the kids could enjoy on site or take home and build with their family at a later time. In addition to the necessities, a variety of businesses were on hand to make families aware of what great activities that Clark County has to offer. Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead Recreation Area and camps for children dealing with hardships were just a few of those distributing information. Finally, parents also had the opportunity to gather information to help their child grow at each stage of their life. From specific instructions on how to help their child succeed at each grade level, to problems they may encounter such as drugs and alcohol. Overall this day was an overwhelming success. Parents and kids were wearing huge smiles, drinking loads of water to stay cool, gathering tons of information and accomplishing everything necessary to enjoy that first day of school!

~Hilary

If you’d like to volunteer for other Back to School events or find other volunteer opportunities, visit the HandsOn Nevada Website at www.VolunteerCenterSN.org to find the right opportunity for you today!

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Featured Partner

August 16, 2011

Building on a great 67-year foundation, Second Baptist Church is undergoing a major facelift!  They have recently renovated the sanctuary and upgraded their media technology.  This organization’s outreach starts with North Las Vegas, but branches out to all of Clark County, NV.

Second Baptist Church offers a meaningful opportunity to volunteer not only in August, but throughout the remainder of the year.  The Step Up! Mentoring Project focuses on providing adult mentors and the community an opportunity to support, guide and assist with raising a local youth who is at risk or who just needs a role model in his/her life. Mentors will encourage the mentees’ to put God first, improve their community, improve their communication skills, respect themselves and others and focus on career goals.  For more details and to sign up click HERE.