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2004 National Youth Service Day Lead Agency National Announcement

2004 National Youth Service Day Lead Agency National Announcement

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April 16-18, 2004
Sharon Brender202-296-2992 x 31sbrender@ysa.org
, 2004.
Agencies to Support Millions of Youth Join in Service to Their Communities duringthe World’s Largest Service Event 
WASHINGTON, DC – January 6, 2004
– Youth Service America (YSA) announcedthe selection of 50 organizations from across the country to serve as Lead Agenciesfor National Youth Service Day 2004, the largest service event in the world. TheLead Agencies develop coalitions of community partners to plan local, regional, orstatewide celebrations of National Youth Service Day.  These agencies each engageup to 75,000 volunteers per celebration, as well as outreach to local media andbusiness and encourage hands-on participation by elected officials.  By making theconnection between volunteering and citizenship, youth involved in National YouthService Day will educate their peers about maximizing the impact of their servicethrough informed voting, youth-led advocacy, and other civic engagement efforts.For a complete listing of agencies visit:www.ysa.org/nysd.As the Presenting Sponsor of National Youth Service Day 2004, State Farm
Companies Foundation is making a substantial commitment to the Lead Agencyprogram and Youth Service America’s service-learning initiatives.  In addition tofinancial support, State Farm will involve their 96,000+ employees and agents, andtheir families in local National Youth Service Day events.On National and Global Youth Service Day, a public awareness and educationcampaign that highlights the amazing contributions that young people make to theircommunities 365 days a year, young people will design and lead service-learningand civic engagement projects in areas ranging from voter registration andeducation, literacy and the environment, to homeland security preparedness,hunger, homelessness, and help for the elderly.  As the largest service event in theworld, it mobilizes millions of young people to address the needs of theircommunities, and educates the public, the media, and policymakers about the year-round contributions of young people as community leaders.   An active consortium
Youth Service America     1101 15
Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005     202-292-2992nysd@ysa.org www.YSA.org
of more than 200 National and Global Partners organizes thousands of projects eachyear in the United States and over 100 countries.“It is a distinct honor to work with such amazing Lead Agencies.  Their leadershipincreases the scale and visibility of youth service year-round, and helps youth inAmerica play a lead role in learning about community needs, while giving their time,energy, commitment, and idealism,” said Steve Culbertson, president and CEO of Youth Service America.
"Getting young people to see the connection betweencommunity participation and public policy through the Lead Agency’s efforts forNational Youth Service Day will be key to increasing political participation amongyoung people – a level of involvement which could make a significant impact on the2004 elections”
Culbertson added.National Youth Service Day is coordinated by Youth Service America, in partnershipwith the National Youth Leadership Council and
.  Youth ServiceAmerica is joined by a consortium that includes more than 85 of the nation’s largestnonprofit and youth development organizations, including America’s Promise; BigBrothers and Big Sisters of America; Campfire USA; Habitat for Humanity; NationalEducation Association; the US Conference of Mayors; and YMCA of the USA.Financial support for National and Global Youth Service Day is provided by: StateFarm Companies Foundation, GM Foundation, Disney Inc., the Clay
Bubel AikenFoundation, AT&T Foundation, and the National Education Association.###
Youth Service America
(YSA) is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteeropportunities for young people in America, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally,and globally. Founded in 1986, YSA's mission is to strengthen the effectiveness,sustainability, and scale of the youth service and service-learning fields. A strongyouth service movement will create healthy communities and foster citizenship,knowledge, and the personal development of young people. YSA envisions apowerful network of organizations committed to making service and service-learning the common expectation and common experience of all young people inAmerica.   For more information, visit:www.YSA.org. In addition toNational Youth Service DayandGlobal Youth Service Day, which take place concurrently each April, YSA also hosts SERVEnet (www.SERVEnet.org), an award-winning one-stopportal for information and resources on service and volunteering with over 52million volunteer opportunities. 
National Youth Service Day Lead Agencies(bold indicates a statewide celebration)
Anchorage, AK Anchorage's PromisePhoenix, AZ Volunteer Center of Maricopa CountyLos Angeles, CA Venice Community Housing CorporationNewport Beach, CA YMCA of Orange County
Youth Service America     1101 15
Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005     202-292-2992nysd@ysa.org www.YSA.org
San Diego, CA Volunteer San DiegoSan Francisco, CA Hope and BeyondSan Jose, CA City Year San Jose/Silicon ValleyColorado Springs, CO Volunteer Center of the Pikes Peak RegionDenver, CO Hands on Denver ParksHartford, CT Southend Community ServicesWashington, DC DC Commission on National and Community Service
Delaware  Christina School DistrictFlorida Volunteer Services of Manatee County-TheManaTEEN Club
Miami, FL Hands on MiamiOrlando, FL Hands On OrlandoTampa, FL Tampa Bay Academy of Hope, Inc.Atlanta, GA Hands on Atlanta
Hawaii Youth Service HawaiiIdaho Blackfoot/Bingham County Youth CoalitionIllinois Illinois Assocation of FCCLA
Peoria, IL Children's Home Association of IllinoisIndianapolis, IN United Way of Central IndianaNew Orleans, LA Volunteer Central Greater New OrleansBoston, MA City YearBaltimore, MD Urban Leadership InstituteDetroit, MI YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
Minnesota Minnesota FCCLAMissouri Project AIM
St. Louis, MO AmeriCorps Saint Louis
Montana Governor's Office on Community Service
Asheville, NC Volunteer Center of Asheville and BuncombeCountyOmaha, NE United Way of the Midlands
New Hampshire City Year New Hampshire
Youth Service America     1101 15
Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005     202-292-2992nysd@ysa.org www.YSA.org

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