County seeks GYSD project proposals

The Hanover County Department of Community Resources seeks project proposals from community groups, non-profits and individuals to engage Hanover youth in volunteer service on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) and Macon A Difference Day (MADD). Hanover County youth are also encouraged to submit a proposal.

Project proposals are due to the Department of Community Resources by Feb. 14.

GYSD takes place the weekend of April 11-13. MADD takes place April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Celebrated in over 100 countries, GYSD is an annual world-wide event that mobilizes millions of young people to improve their communities through service and service-learning. Last year over 6,000 youth and adults in Hanover participated in GYSD.

Volunteers collected food for the hungry, taught children how to make healthy choices, collected electronic waste to be recycled, helped build a house, cleaned parks, and planted vegetable gardens.

Partnerships with Randolph-Macon College, Hanover County Schools, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church groups, non-profits, other community groups and individuals were essential in making the event a success

Application forms and more information about GYSD can be found at www.co.hanover.va.us/commres/programs_GYSD.htm or by contacting Laura Robertson, Youth Service Specialist, at larobertson@hanovercounty.gov or (804) 365-4180.

Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:32 am