Educators, parents, community organizations and youth will find the resources & programs needed to ignite the power and potential of young people to become leaders and problem-solvers, successful students and active community members through service.
Our website includes a wealth of age-appropriate project ideas and resources for youth and families leading their own projects as well as for caring adults working with youth.
- Issue Education
- Project Instructions
- How-To Guides
- Online Service Tracker
- And More!
Resources are free for download!
generationOn Clubs are a great way for kids and teens to have fun, get involved in their communities and make their mark on the world. Clubs can be formed in schools, volunteer centers, and faith-based community organizations. Club members work together to do meaningful hands-on service projects locally, nationally and globally. The generationOn Clubs programs equip parents, educators and youth leaders with the tools and resources to implement service projects, share their successes and be recognized for their service. Registration and membership in the program is free. We offer two club models.
The generationOn Kids Care Clubs program (for kids 5-10 years old) was established in 1990 with the mission of developing compassion and inspiring a spirit of volunteering in children. Clubs are led by an adult facilitator. There are currently over 2,200 registered generationOn Kids Care Clubs reaching more than 100,000 kids in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
The generationOn Service Clubs program (for youth 11-18 years old) was launched in 2012 with the mission of inspiring and equipping older youth to take positive action in their communities. Clubs are youth-led, supported by an adult advisor. There are currently over 200 registered generationOn Service Clubs across the United States and internationally.
generationOn Schools is an international community of schools engaging students in real-world learning through service. Schools that register for the generationOn Schools program realize the academic and social/emotional benefits of empowering students to make their mark on the world through service-learning. As a generationOn School, schools have access to:
- Over 1,600 K-12 standards-aligned (Common Core, state and international) service-learning and philanthropy education lessons focused on real-world problem-solving.
- Teacher resources including planning materials, literature guides, service project toolkits and parent information (in English and Spanish).
- Professional development opportunities including free webinars and online learning modules (Max M. Fisher Online Institute) and customized in-person workshops.
- An online classroom Service-Learning Tracker.
- Monthly e-newsletter highlighting timely lessons and resources, service-learning stories and more.
- Exclusive mini-grant opportunities to support service-learning.
- Recognition for student and school service and service-learning.
- Connections to nearby volunteer centers that are part of the HandsOn Network and that may be able to connect schools with local youth volunteer opportunities.
goLEAD (generationOn Leadership, Education, and Development) is our signature youth leadership institute that inspires both adults and young people to engage in meaningful service-learning and leadership skill-building to effect real community change. A state-of-the-art training program goLEAD teaches leadership and community service skills to high school-age students. Using a train-the-trainer model, adults who wish to provide youth with the goLEAD training materials must attend a goLEAD Facilitator Training in order to receive the goLEAD Program Guide and learn how to implement the program from certified Master Trainers.
The Hasbro Community Action Hero Award recognizes outstanding young volunteers who show that you are never too young to make a difference in your local or global community. Hasbro Children's Fund and generationOn will celebrate five young people between the ages of 5 and 18 for their extraordinary community service and volunteer activities at a special recognition event in New York City and award each winner a $1,000 educational scholarship.
generationOn professional development opportunities help youth and adults grow in their service and service-learning practices. Webinars are offered throughout the year and cover ideas for upcoming moments of service, opportunities to improve elements of youth-based experiences through Clubs and Schools, and signature generationOn programs and events. In addition, we offer online training modules that can be used by an individual or shown to a group to help develop common language and quality practices for service implementation with youth. Finally, generationOn offers signature and customized workshops across the country for in-person learning and development.
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