Community Service Program Ideas
for Young People

Young people need to develop a social conscience and the habit of giving back to their communities. Here are some links to organizations that do important work. Partner with them to provide local young people the opportunity to become responsible for making the world a bit better, whether locally or globally.

General Projects

Charities with Needlework Projects

Heifer International (If you click on the interactive map on the Heifer site, it allows you to choose countries. You can identify projects in the US and even in NYS.)

Read to Feed

Environmental Projects

Grant - The Captain Planet Foundation provides grants of $500 to $2,500 for projects promoting the understanding of environmental issues and focusing on hands-on experiences for students ages 6-18. The Captain Planet Foundation does not make grants for endowments, general operating expenses, capital or building campaigns. Upcoming deadlines are June 30, Sept. 30, and Dec. 31. Applications must be submitted via an online application form.


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