The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family announced today that the youth in Arizona have volunteered 35,213 service hours in their respective communities.
The service is part of a friendly competition between all fifteen counties that began on October 23, 2015 and will end on January 23, 2016.
La Paz is currently leading the way with the most youth-led service hours. We want to encourage all youth in Arizona to log their service projects on the GYC website at BeSeenBeHeard.az.gov along with their stories and photos. The county with the most projects will receive special recognition from the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF).
“With half the world’s population under the age of 25, we are committed to mobilizing youth to solve youth problems and lead in their communities through community service,” shared GOYFF Director, Debbie Moak. “Help the GYC tell the collective story of how Arizona youth are taking the lead and helping to solve the greatest challenges facing youth today!”
Some of the projects the youth have completed include: a car wash for a scholarship fund, a Veteran’s Day event, a fundraiser dinner for a community garden, a hazmat drill at a high school, writing cards for care packages sent to the U.S. military and a weeklong community event promoting the importance of a drug and alcohol free environment at school and at home.
The Governor’s Youth Commission seeks to form a collective voice, mobilizing youth across the state to bring about positive change. Along with the service competition that runs through January, all Arizona youth are encouraged to participate in the Global Youth Service Day on April 15-17, 2016. Arizona was ranked number one in the world in 2015 for the most projects completed.
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