Youth and Families
Empowering volunteers of all ages to take action that improves the world.
We meet kids, teens and families where they are by creating DIY service projects 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.
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.
With the generous support of KPMG, Points of Light is providing 10 grants of $2,000 each to support young people in developing and implementing projects that make a positive difference in their communities.
Are you a nonprofit organization or school that is interested in applying? Get your youth involved in developing a project! How do they want to make their mark on the world?
Points of Light and KPMG believe that young people are a force for change. From climate change to racial and social justice and from animal welfare to food insecurity, young people are at the center of tackling the world’s most complex issues.
The deadline to apply is Monday, May 2, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST.
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 impact their communities.
The learning pathway includes:
To gain access to the recordings and supplemental materials, email us at [email protected]
There are many ways to inspire and engage youth at home, in school or in groups. Our DIY projects 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 generationOn to see our upcoming opportunities and events, or find a project that’s right for you.
Engaging families in volunteer projects helps create and deepen their bonds with each other and with their community. generationOn provides ideas and inspiration to help you figure out the best ways to host family volunteering projects.
Nonprofits and schools that host family-friendly volunteer projects are eligible for rewards! Points of Light and Disney Parks launched the Disney Family Volunteering Reward Program to allow nonprofits and schools the chance to earn tickets to Disney Parks for hosting family volunteer projects.