What is Global Youth Services Day?

HARLINGEN – The Global Youth Service Day mobilizes young people throughout the world to improve their communities through a variety of service projects.

Those service projects can fall under the heading of Health, Environment, Poverty and Hunger, Education, Human Rights, and Community Building. They can include employers participating in job fairs, job skills training, and financial literacy classes.

“GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the years,” says the organization’s website.

GYSD, established in 1988, is celebrated each year by young people working together in more than 135 countries. Those young people also work with schools, youth organizations, and nonprofits, plus numerous other organizations.

The organization’s website says this cooperative effort works to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.