Articles covering topics relevant to America’s youth

For the past eight years, the Office Depot Foundation’s signature National Backpack Program places new backpacks into the hands of children who might not otherwise have the proper tools for success.
Across the country a plague among young people is spreading. Every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school in this country. Young people are leaving the nation’s high schools for various reasons—among them, a lack of interest and pursuing full-time employment to help support their families.
The new documentary film, I.O.U.S.A. has been called the “’Inconvenient Truth’ for the U.S. economy” by Reuters.
First Focuswants to make the upcoming election count for kids.
The America’s Promise Alliance recently selected its 2008-09 Youth Partnership Team, which is comprised of 10 to 15 young leaders from across the nation. The team serves as a leadership body and a sounding board for the Alliance.
The launch of the second round of Disney MinnieGrants to engage youth as community volunteers.
Celebrate strong families during National Family Week.
MENTOR, the California Mentor Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Evelyn Freed Mentor Center will host the “Mentoring—The Magic of Connections” National Mentoring Summit at the Disneyland Resort, Sept. 18-19, 2008.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognize middle and high school students for volunteer community service.
Be a voice for national service by visiting your Members of Congress during the Voices for National Service Capitol Hill Day on Sept. 24-25, 2008.
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced results of its final 2008 grants competition, with more than $2.2 million being awarded to eight organizations funding 230 new AmeriCorps members.
Join Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out, a week-long national dine-out held Sept. 21-28, 2008, that brings together the entire restaurant industry and millions of customers.
Safe Kids USA offers these tips for keeping kids safe.
Three organizations will use service-learning to ignite the passion for math and science in thousands of low-income students, thanks to grants announced today by Learn and Serve America.
MENTOR's National Mentoring Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new Online Community for mentors to network with other mentors, obtain support and access resources to develop stronger, more impactful mentoring relationships.
Thirty students, ages 17-20, from across the United States and Canada comprise the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.