Spring Youth Service Day, one of Alpha Phi Omega’s largest service events, offers an opportunity for members to work alongside Youth Service America’s Global Youth Service Day to provide a special kind of service: serving the youth of all nations through projects for and with them.
For this global service event, members are encouraged to think outside the box to connect with pre-college-age youth in a meaningful way. A Spring Youth Service Day project can start a strong foundation for building long-term relationships with youth organizations in the community and can instill the value of servant leadership in a new generation of youth!
This year’s Spring Youth Service Day is more important than ever, as children are among those hit the hardest by the changes required by COVID-19.
The possibilities are endless for Spring Youth Service Day projects! Members can plan a long-term program or hold their project over a day or a weekend, and these projects can cover an array of locations and themes. The most important thing is to plan something that helps youth!
Though participating in Spring Youth Service Day is optional, each chapter MUST submit a project report notifying the National Office of whether a project was completed or not by May 1, 2021, in order to remain in good standing with the Fraternity.
To learn more about Spring Youth Service Day and how to plan, implement and report a project, read the Spring Youth Service Day 2021 Handbook here. Check out some project ideas below to get inspired and figure out how you’re going to serve for Spring Youth Service Day this year!
Spring Youth Service Day is held in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day, which is the world’s largest service event organized by Youth Service America.
Global Youth Service Day includes more than 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 APO a renewed resolved 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.”
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).