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Setting a New Standard for Community Stewardship
The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey. By benchmarking and celebrating best practices, it provides a framework for good corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in their communities. These companies are building institutional structures and habits that assure a deeper and more sustained relationship between companies and the communities and causes they serve.
Youth-Led LemonAID Warriors Helps Kids Make Social Activism Part of Their Social Life
Lulu Cerone believes that integrating social activism, kindness and generosity into the lives of young children fosters positive habits that continue into adulthood. Since its inception, the LemonAID Warriors campaigns have reached millions of children around the globe and raised more than $120,000 to support projects benefitting vulnerable children.
Providing Opportunities for Central American Youth to Rise Above Violence and Unrest to Create Positive Change
Glasswing International, a Points of Light affiliate founded in 2007, has helped more than 800,000 people through education, health, employment and entrepreneurship, community empowerment and other special initiatives. The organization has made it a priority to provide opportunities for young people to succeed.
12 Service Project Ideas for Kids
Back-to-school can be a busy time for families, filled with homework, sports practices, school plays, and other extracurricular activities. However, it’s important to remember the role that volunteer service can play in your child’s development. Volunteering together as a family helps kids learn that they can make a positive difference through service to others.

Stories of Change

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Terra Gay has dedicated the past 22 years to working directly with youth as an educator...

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Passionate about giving back, Jake Reid has volunteered with more than 30 organizations...

8 Young People Who Are Changing the World

From lemonade stand fundraisers to ideas that grow into global movements, young people...

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