During his 2011 back to school speech, President Barack Obama announced: “America needs your passion, your ideas, and your energy right at this moment….Nothing inspires me more than knowing that young people all across the country are already making their marks” This week, GenerationOn, the youth service division of the Points of Light Institute, presents Make Your Mark Week to inspire and mobilize kids of all ages to use their energy, ingenuity and compassion to “make their mark on the world” through hands-on service.
Make Your Mark Week is a service campaign that encourages young people to do small acts and/or service projects that together make a big impact on their lives, their communities and the world. The week focuses on issues that matter most to kids – animal welfare, the environment, homelessness, hunger and literacy – and culminates on Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of service. In return for distributing the campaign message through your networks and to your youth, we’ll promote your organization to Make Your Mark Week participants!
Here’s how you can help:
Support the youth service movement by helping to get the word out about Make Your Mark Week through your digital mediums:
Messaging for Various Audiences:
- Direct to Kids
Point kids to the following link: http://kidsvolunteer.generationon.org/ where they can pledge!
- For websites, newsletters, and e-blasts:
GenerationOn’s Make Your Mark Week is October 16-22. It’s an opportunity for kids to focus on issues that matter most to them and to support those issues with small acts of service that come together to create big changes. This year, Make Your Mark Week focuses on five issue areas that matter most to young people: animals, the environment, homelessness, hunger and literacy. You can help to support Make Your Mark Week by sharing ways that kids can make their mark through your social networks. Take a minute to check out the Make Your Mark Week website and the Make Your Mark Week Facebook application.
- Twitter Messaging: (For teens above the age of 13, parents with children with children of all ages, educators, youth organizations)
Help kids make their mark on the world Oct 16-22. Register for @generationOn #MakeYourMark Week http://bit.ly/r2dtr4.
Small acts combined can change the world. Make a pledge for a simple act for #MakeYourMark Week at http://bit.ly/r2dtr4
Why wait until you’re older to make your mark? Make a pledge during #MakeYourMark Week and start changing the world today! http://bit.ly/r2dtr4
- Facebook Messaging (For teens above the age of 13, parents with children with children of all ages, educators, youth organizations)
You don’t have to wait until you’re older to make a change! Start today and pledge to make a difference during Make Your Mark Week http://on.fb.me/mOsipS
When you combine a lot of small acts, they can start to have an effect on big problems! Make a pledge to start making small changes during Make Your Mark Week http://on.fb.me/mOsipS
You can help kids to make their mark on the world! GenerationOn’s Make Your Mark Week is October 16-22, find out how you can help kids to make their mark at http://on.fb.me/mOsipS