Miley Cyrus, Youth Service America Launch Global ‘Get Ur Good On’ Grants for Young Volunteers

November 18, 2009

$50,000 available to children and youth to implement Global Youth Service Day events.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Miley Cyrus recently partnered with Youth Service America (YSA) to create Get Ur Good On (www.GetUrGoodOn.org), a social network that brings together youth to support each other in their mission to do “good” in their communities. On Wednesday, November 18, YSA will launch Get Ur Good On Grants that fund youth-led service initiatives on Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25, 2010.

Available to children and youth around the world, YSA’s Get Ur Good On Grants will award 100 $500 grants to support projects addressing critical community needs such as poverty, education, and environmental sustainability.

Millions of young people in more than 100 countries around the world participate in Global Youth Service Day each year, and this new grant program gives YSA the opportunity to support children and youth as problem solvers.

More than 3,600 “volunteers” are registered on Get Ur Good On, a space for them to discover what needs fixing in the world, find information on how to get involved, and showcase their work in schools and communities through photos, videos, and blogs. The site links Miley Cyrus’ star power with youth voice, giving kids an opportunity to demonstrate how one person can make a difference.

YSA has already awarded more than 120 registered youth, who have demonstrated their community service through videos and blogs, an opportunity to attend Miley Cyrus’ concert this fall. Youth, registered or not, are eligible to apply for Get Ur Good On Grants.

“People my age are making positive contributions to their communities every single day,” said Miley Cyrus. “My generation is one that cares about the environment, about hunger, and about human rights. We use the Internet, videos, and even music to raise awareness of these issues to our friends and family,” continued Cyrus. “I’m excited to see so much energy to do ‘good’ from teens.”

Youth interested in sharing their stories about volunteering and community service, learning about important issues, and making civic-minded friends can visit www.GetUrGoodOn.org. They can upload videos that show how they have made a difference in their local, national, and global communities.

Grant applications are due February 22, 2010. To learn more about Get Ur Good On Grants and to take the eligibility quiz, visit www.YSA.org/grants.

Youth Service America (YSA) improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles. Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning leadership, and achievement. The impact of YSA’s work through service and service-learning is measured in student achievement, workplace readiness, and healthy communities. For more information, visit www.YSA.org.

Get Ur Good On (www.GetUrGoodOn.org), is an online network of youth supporting each other in their mission to do “good” in their communities. Founded by Miley Cyrus in partnership with Youth Service America, GURGO uses celebrities, multimedia platforms, special events, and opportunities for grants and awards to give children and youth a platform to learn about, create, and implement innovative solutions to global issues.

Global Youth Service Day is 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. For more information, visit www.GYSD.org.

SOURCE Youth Service America

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