WILMINGTON — Clinton County Youth Council participated in Global Youth Service Day activities with two community service projects.
Staff, students and community members joined together to a bike trail litter clean-up of the Luther Warren Peace Path that runs adjacent to CCYC property.
CCYC students also worked together to kick-off the growing season by prepping and planting garden beds.
Darrian Cole, program assistant at CCYC, was awarded a Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant through Youth Service America (YSA). The grant will support garden club and cooking club activities at CCYC.
One in six children in America are at risk of hunger. Cole is one of 114 young leaders across the country awarded $400 grants to organize projects to help end childhood hunger.
Grantees will educate and mobilize their peers around the issue to help end childhood hunger through awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropy activities.
They joined millions of other young people around the world as part of Global Youth Service Day 2019. Celebrating 31 years of youth changing the world, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world.
“We want to empower today’s youth because we believe they are the generation to end child hunger,” said Gerri Mason Hall, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Chair and Chief Human Resources Officer, Sodexo North America. “We are supporting young leaders, from elementary to college students, who are dedicating their time to solving this crisis in one of the world’s wealthiest countries.
“By investing in their efforts on Global Youth Service Day, we hope to ignite the passion in other young people to join the fight against child hunger.”
To learn more, visit www.YSA.org.