Young volunteers help shovel gravel for a new path to the gardens at DC Urban Greens in Southeast Washington.

In the Nation’s Capital, Youth Heed King’s Call to Serve

To say that the National Day of Service is observed every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the nation’s capital is to downplay its significance. From small churches to wide-open spaces, young people spent the day Monday serving their communities.

Teens and young adults from Los Angeles displayed artistic talent and creativity with “mini murals” that depicted positive college-going messages for use in the YouthSource Centers, a citywide initiative run by the Mayor’s Office on Economic and Workforce Development.

Bootcamp: A Partnership Model for Service and Learning

In its final report, the White House Council for Community Solutions cites a statistic worth noting: 6.7 million young adults (aged 16 to 24) in the United States are both out of school and not working.

At Press Pass TV, a youth organization in Boston, teenagers learn to analyze news media while learning photography, video production and animation. In January, Press Pass TV will change its name to the Transformative Culture Project.

Media Literacy: Help Youth Think Critically in Age of ‘Fake News’

Media literacy is “more than urgent” says Erin McNeill, founder and president of the three-year-old nonprofit, Media Literacy Now, “in the current environment when you have so many people who absolutely reject credible sources of information and believe anything they see on the internet.” Here’s how OST organizations can help.