2016 - 2017 Calendar

It's never too early to start making your mark on the world! generationOn makes it easy, with our monthly themes to help you pick an issue area to activate kids and teens around. In addition, we have our national Campaigns and Days of Service (listed below) to you to join us in making a huge impact! We provide all the tools and resources you need to develop caring, compassionate and capable kids through service. 

You can download our Fall 2016 calendar here, and see below for what's coming up in 2017! 

Monthly themes

  • September 2016: Kindness
  • October 2016: Bullying Prevention
  • November 2016: Military & Veterans
  • December 2016: Be a Joy Maker
  • January 2017: Youth Changemakers
  • February 2017: Human Rights & Equality
  • March 2017: Homelessness & Poverty
  • April 2017: Environment
  • May 2017: Senior Citizens
  • June 2017: Health & Wellness
  • July 2017: Animal Welfare


generationOn has lots of great programming coming up. Learn more and get involved! 

Rules of Kindness Campaign: September 1 - October 17, 2016 

This fall, generationOn's Rules of Kindness campaign, powered by Hasbro, challenges kids and teens build empathy, be kind and show they care by creating rules of kindness for their classroom, home or community. generationOn has developed tools and resources with partners like Ashoka and Dr. Lynne Kenney that help adults facilitate conversations on empathy and caring while kids create their rules!

Click here to learn more!

Family Volunteer Day: November 19, 2016

Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together; supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world. Service project grants will be available to non-profit organizations, including schools.

More information coming soon!

Be a Joy Maker Challenge: November 21 - December 23, 2016

With generous support from Hasbro, the Joy Maker Challenge calls kids and teens to complete acts of joy through meaningful hands-on service. For each student who volunteers, Hasbro doubles their efforts by donating a toy or game to Toys for Tots, up to one million dollars' worth.

More information coming soon!

Make Your Mark: March - April 2017

Each spring, generationOn challenges youth to make their mark on a different cause through volunteer service. This past year the focus was on hunger. More than 42,610 kids and teens participated.

Read their stories of service and learn more at: www.generationon.org/hunger



In addition to Campaigns and Days of Service, generationOn offers ongoing programming to support kids and teens in service all year long and help them develop as leaders of change!

generationOn Clubs

generationOn Kids Care Clubs and generationOn Service Clubs are a great way for kids and teens, ages 5-18, to have fun and get involved in meaningful service in their local, national, and global communities. Our club program equips parents, educators and young leaders with tools and resources to implement service projects, share their successes and be recognized for their service. Registration for Kids Care Clubs and Service Clubs is free and easy! 

To learn more, visit: www.generationon.org/clubs

Youth Leadership Training: goLEAD

generationOn's signature youth leadership institute, goLEAD (generationOn Leadership, Education, and Development), 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 middle and high school-age students.

Learn more at www.generationon.org/orgs/programs/goLEAD