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:
Human Needs Eleanor
Roosevelt raises her voice to champion the programs and
purpose behind the United Nations.
Luther King articulates his message of nonviolence and
direct action to achieve liberty and justice for all.
Nader explores the roles of lawyers as public servants
in the interest of public safety.
Cross Generational Efforts John
F. Kennedy calls upon a "reservoir of dedicated men
from every age group" to mobilize a National
Quality of Life Jimmy
Carter analyzes the interdependence of faith and public
O. Douglas welcomes a world of diversity and explains
the need for a new "land ethic."