Conservation: We’re joining hundreds of people this year to clean up Lansing’s Grand River during the Spring 2010 Adopt-a-River Clean-Up. The Adopt-a-River Clean-Up is an annual, all-day event held on April 18 and centered around the Grand River and water conservation. This year, Learn and Serve – Michigan is partnering with the organizers of the project, Impression 5 and the Board of Water and Light, to engage youth in long term service to their community.
Education: The Adopt-a-River Clean-Up has long engaged people from the Mid-Michigan area in a day-long service project. This year we will draw additional youth from around the state to assist in this service project and encourage environmental stewardship. Learn and Serve – Michigan members will distribute resource materials with ideas of how young people can take the momentum of the day and become lifelong environmental stewards. Each youth will have the opportunity to pledge to protect, clean, and preserve Michigan’s waterways, and become an environmental steward for their community. Learn and Serve – Michigan will also have resources available on how to use service-learning to bring environmental stewardship into the classroom.
Celebration: The Service-Learning Youth Council members will spend the day recording video and blogging about the event. We’ll use their images and stories during the week leading up to Global Youth Service Day to celebrate their efforts and encourage more of you to participate in your own Global Youth Service Day projects on April 23, 24, and 25.
Join Us: We encourage everyone to get involved. If you are in Lansing on Sunday, April 18, come and volunteer at the event and pledge to become an environmental steward. For more information and to register for the event click here.
If you can’t make it…at least try and celebrate Global Youth Service Day in your own way. Organize a service project or volunteer during April 23, 24, and/or 25 and prove youth can make a powerful difference in the world. If you are planning an event…make sure to register it online so we can tell the world about the great things Michigan youth can do! You can register by filling out this survey. (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LP8ND2X)
Make sure to follow our Global Youth Service Day event on Sunday, April 18, 2010 online!
To find out more about Learn and Serve – Michigan’s involvement and our Global Youth Service Day efforts contact Robyn Stegman at email@example.com or (517)241-0214.