The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway is a national monument dedicated to the spirit of service in America. Honoring heroes of our Nation’s service movement, the Extra Mile comprises a series of bronze medallions forming a one-mile walking path just blocks from the White House.
On The Extra Mile -- Points of Light Volunteer Pathway, which begins at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street NW, kids can learn about the honorees by reading their bronze medallions. People such as Wallace J. Campell, Founder of CARE, Susan B. Anthony, suffragist, Cesar Chavez, Co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, Millard and Linda Fuller, Founder and Co-founder of Habitat for Humanity and Harriet Tubman, leader of the Underground Railroad, have impacted millions of lives with their passion and dedication to their individual causes.
The generationOn “make your mark on the world: go the extra mile” project includes a collection of kid-friendly fact sheets to help kids learn about the Extra Mile honorees and the issues they supported. The Extra Mile – Facts for Kids sheets also offer service project ideas.
make your mark on the world: go the extra mile
- To engage youth in selecting and addressing issues of interest in their communities
- To motivate youth to initiate or implement a "make your mark on the world: go the extra mile" service project
- To inspire youth to explore local needs and civic engagement on a kid friendly level
- To encourage youth to "make your mark on the world: go the extra mile" by making a difference in their communities
The Extra Mile – Facts for Kids
Volunteer Pathway Honorees