Seasons of Service


Calls to Action ~ National Youth Service Day

What better way to beat the Holiday Gimmees and observe Red Letter Days than to practice good deeds? Here's a way to discover the true meaning of holidays and heroes. Please join us in celebrating the following Season of Service.

On April 16 - 18, millions of young people throughout the nation will "mobilize to identify and address the needs of their communities through service." For decades, American leaders have defined the purpose of National Youth Service Day. Listen to these Calls to Action by six Historical Voices as they challenge young activists to:

Engage in Human Needs Eleanor Roosevelt raises her voice to champion the programs and purpose behind the United Nations.


Pursue Peace Martin Luther King articulates his message of nonviolence and direct action to achieve liberty and justice for all.


Promote Public Safety Ralph Nader explores the roles of lawyers as public servants in the interest of public safety.


Encourage Cross Generational Efforts John F. Kennedy calls upon a "reservoir of dedicated men and women… from every age group" to mobilize a National Peace Corps.


Insure the Quality of Life Jimmy Carter analyzes the interdependence of faith and public service.


Protect the Environment William O. Douglas welcomes a world of diversity and explains the need for a new "land ethic."


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