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2010-08-24 10:03:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm Youth Advisory Board is seeking Board Members to serve through 2011. "Being on the State Farm Youth Advisory Board has allowed me to make a difference in communities across the country through service-learning," said Armand Ontiveros, a current Board member. "State Farm recognizes the power of youth to create long-lasting change." The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is comprised of 30 young adults ages 17-20 from communities across...

2010-08-03 08:45:00

UnitedHealth HEROES grants support youth-led solutions to childhood obesity WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth Service America (YSA) and UnitedHealth Group are encouraging youth to create and implement programs around childhood obesity in their local communities. UnitedHealth HEROES is a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to encourage young people, partnering with schools and nonprofits, to create and implement local hands-on programs to fight childhood...

2010-01-25 14:05:00

In the news release, Microsoft and the Corporation for National and Community Service Launch New Initiative to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom, issued 25-Jan-2010 by Microsoft Corp. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that an additional paragraph should be inserted into the content of the release following the fifth paragraph. The complete, corrected release follows: Microsoft and the Corporation for National and Community Service Launch New Initiative to Promote...

2010-01-25 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Microsoft Corp. and the Corporation for National and Community Service announced six schools -- from California, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia -- have been selected to participate in the Service & Technology Academic Resource Team (START). The initiative recognizes the leadership shown by students and teachers in schools across America who are working together in meaningful ways to revitalize...

2009-11-18 10:00:00

$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...

2009-11-05 14:00:00

GoToServiceLearning.org offers free and field-tested service-learning lesson plans WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth Service America, America's Promise Alliance, and State Farm(R) Companies Foundation today unveiled an important new resource for teachers seeking to learn how to incorporate service-learning into their lessons. GoToServiceLearning.org is an interactive Web site housing a database of quality service-learning lesson plans from across the country, all tied to...

2009-09-24 08:00:00

Co-Founder & CEO Philippe Cousteau Joined by President Bill Clinton and Grammy Award Winner Usher Raymond IV to Announce Unprecedented Service Learning Program Reaching Millions of U.S. Middle and High School Students NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EarthEcho International, a nonprofit environmental education and youth leadership organization working to restore and protect our water planet, today announced its Water Planet Challenge program at the Clinton Global...

2009-06-23 13:30:00

Service Learning Approach Supports President Obama's Goals of Youth Service and Meets Technology Needs of Teachers and Non-Profit Leaders SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced a collaborative initiative with Microsoft Corp.'s U.S. Partners in Learning to design and establish a new national, student-driven virtual helpdesk for K-12 teachers and non-profits. Over the next three years, Microsoft and CNCS will create a...

2009-04-23 14:14:00

More than 1,800 projects registered for Global Youth Service Day WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of children and youth all over the world will participate in volunteer and service activities as part of the 21st Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) on April 24-26, 2009. During GYSD, the largest service event in the world and an initiative of Youth Service America (YSA), young people will participate in and facilitate projects with families, schools, community and...

2009-03-09 10:54:00

Youth Service America, UnitedHealth Group Name Youth as 'First Responders' in the Escalating Childhood Obesity Crisis WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In order to address the growing childhood obesity epidemic, Youth Service America (YSA) and UnitedHealth Group are supporting youth-led projects that focus on healthy lifestyles by awarding the UnitedHealth HEROES service-learning grants. The two national partners also published an educational guide to help young people and...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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