A World Where Everyone Discovers Their Power to Make a Difference

We meet kids, teens and families where they are by creating DIY service projects and youth volunteer opportunities that are simple to execute and have a big impact, while also teaching children that they have the power to make a difference. Additionally, we know that Generation Z is the most civically engaged generation to date. We understand kids are finding new ways to engage and we uplift their work through our recognition programs like the Daily Point of Light Award.

The Next Generation

Points of Light recognizes that a passion for civic engagement can be cultivated from a young age. We encourage kids and teens to make their mark on their communities and the world.

The Year of Civic Learning Virtual Series

In 2022, make a commitment for a “Year of Civic Learning” and in doing so, join a youth-focused, online experience for young people ages 13 and up to ideate, research and develop a plan to positively their communities.

The learning pathway includes:

  • A three-part virtual workshop series to kick-off your journey
  • Understanding the issues and opportunities impacting your community
  • Understanding how you can make a positive impact in your community
  • Taking a deeper dive into the Points of Light Civic Circle as a way to support the issues and causes you are most passionate about
  • Designing a community plan, including work continuing beyond the planning and implementation phases

To gain access to the recordings and supplemental materials, email us at [email protected].

Get Involved

Ideas for Getting Involved

There are many ways to inspire and engage youth at home, in school or in groups. Our DIY projects offer volunteer opportunities for teens and cover a variety of issue areas to help youth get involved in causes they care about. These projects vary in time and scope. We also engage youth and families through issue-focused campaigns and days of service that provide on-ramps to easy activation!

Visit the link below to see opportunities for volunteering for teens or find a project that’s right for you.