Alpha Phi Omega first made a commitment to become a part of Youth Service America’s National Youth Service Day in 2001 (now Global Youth Service Day). Our involvement helps us meet part of the commitment we make to America’s Promise, the “Network for Youth” founded by General Colin Powell (Ret).
Spring Youth Service Day is one of Alpha Phi Omega’s largest service events and is scheduled in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day, which is the world’s largest service event organized by Youth Service America. It’s an opportunity to provide service to the youth of all nations through projects for and with them.
Global Youth Service Day includes more then 100 countries and millions of young people worldwide. Projects are organized by communities, schools, and local organizations. Youth Service America’s Global Youth Service Day has given us a renewed resolve to fulfill Frank Reed Horton’s dream that Alpha Phi Omega would make the world a better place, particularly through service to “the youth of all nations.”
During SYSD 2018, 226 chapters completed nearly 16,000 hours of service. That’s an average of 70 hours of service conducted for and/or with youth per chapter IN ONE WEEKEND!
This year’s Spring Youth Service Day & Global Youth Service Day is April 12-14, 2019.
Though Spring Youth Service Day is optional, each chapter must submit a project report, whether a project was completed or not, by May 1 in order to meet the minimum reporting requirements of the Fraternity. To learn more about Spring Youth Service Day and how to plan, implement, and report a project, download the handbook below.