For the past nine years, Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars have sought out opportunities to help their communities for our annual National Day of Service (NDOS).
Our NDOS is scheduled in line with Global Youth Service Day, an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning. NDOS projects are coordinated by our AmeriCorps members, who take on the leadership role to fulfill an important requirement of their service year (participation in a day of service). In addition to having a positive impact on the community, projects are designed to create fond memories and a sense of accomplishment and encourage participants to continue volunteering in the future.
Highlighted below are just a few of the many National Day of Service projects carried out by scholars, staff, and volunteers across the network.
Esperanza Juvenil scholars teamed up with Álvaro Arzú, the mayor of Guatemala City, to clean streets and paint the sidewalks in their neighborhood
Hope Girls Hope of Arizona teamed up with HandsOn Greater Phoenix for their Serve-A-Thon and volunteered at Homeward Bound and Maryland School, where they completed a variety of landscaping, mural/painting, and organizing/cleaning projects
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit organized a 100th birthday party for the community of Highland Park
Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis spent their NDOS cleaning and landscaping the grounds at the Ferguson Farmers Market
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado cleaned the common areas and walkways along Cherry Creek Trail
Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco participated in a litter cleanup at Ocean Beach, filling seven buckets of trash
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California baked homemade peanut butter dog treats for the local Orange County Animal Shelter
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans cleaned up the areas around Lincoln Beach
To submit your NDOS project, or for more information about future volunteer opportunities, please contact Julie Linder, Communications Coordinator, by calling (573) 268-0639 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org