Youth Service

We are pleased to announce the selection of 11 state service commissions to receive grants of $20,000 for 15 months to support their capacity in expanding youth service in their respective states in 2021-2022. This funding is made possible by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation through a two-year $265,000 grant to America's Service Commissions (ASC).

ASC is facilitating monthly learning calls for participating commissions, conducting a national landscape of promising program models and initiatives, and identifying strategies to sustain youth service at the state level. At the conclusion of the project, ASC will identify lessons learned from the participating state service commissions to share with the broader state service commission network.

Congratulations to the following 11 state service commissions who have been awarded a $20,000 grant to expand and improve youth service:

  • EngageAR
  • Massachusetts Service Alliance
  • Michigan Community Service Commission
  • Serve Colorado
  • Serve Connecticut
  • ServeMinnesota
  • ServeOhio
  • VolunteerNC
  • Volunteer Iowa
  • UServeUtah
  • Volunteer Maine

Each selected commission will be assessing the current youth service landscape and exploring opportunities to expand the quality and/or quantity of youth service opportunities in their respective states, with a focus on middle-school and high school youth that are less likely to be engaged in service.

“We are grateful to the Mott Foundation for their support to help expand youth service opportunities at the state level,” said Kaira Esgate, CEO of ASC. “State service commissions are uniquely positioned to expand youth service opportunities at the state and local level. We know young people benefit from meaningful service opportunities and we believe having early exposure to service is critical to establishing lifelong volunteers and engaged citizens.”

Thank you to the Mott Foundation for their strong and continued investment in the national service network!

With questions, contact Rachel Bruns.