2016 Global Youth Service Day and NC Science Festival Events

River Guardians After-school Club

Love A Sea Turtle’s Student Advisory Board Member, Jaein, joins Wellcome Middle School’s River Guardians After-school Club for an afternoon of water testing. Jaein, NC’s National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador, is the project initiator for the after-school club site.

NYLC Conference – Denver, CO

I was selected as a Youth Emcee for the National Youth Leadership Council’s Service Learning Conference held in Denver, CO. During the Thursday plenary session, speakers included Kaitlyn Smith and Danielle Liebl from Special Olympics, Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell from the Dept. of Education, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, R. Dwayne Betts, and Steve Culbertson, President and CEO of Youth Service America.

Steve Culbertson, Youth Service America, discussed Global Youth Service Day and R. Dwayne Betts spoke about youth taking the initiative to make changes in the world. Kaitlyn Smith and Danielle Liebl from Special Olympics shared how their connection as best friends has helped them inspire others. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper delivered an official proclamation declaring March 16 to be National Youth Leadership Council Day. Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell from the Dept. of Education stated “we have to believe that every child can succeed; we all can live without limits.”



Youth Service America

YSA welcomes Help Them L.A.S.T. – Love A Sea Turtle as a member of the Global Youth Service Network and part of a coalition of local, state, national, and global organizations committed to increasing the number and diversity of young people serving in order to improve themselves and their communities in substantive ways.