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6 Feb

January 18th was Martin Luther King Day, the beginning of Youth Service America’s Semester of Service that culminates with Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25. Students all across the world are committing to volunteer during the spring semester in order to positively impact their communities.

This year, make the March of Dimes part of your Semester of Service. In many communities, March for Babies will take place in April around Global Youth Service Day, and participating in this event would be an excellent service opportunity. This month, form a March for Babies team with your peers by signing up online, then follow these steps to make your March for Babies team a fantastic way to serve your community:
*Use the March of Dimes Teen2Teen Health Education Series with your peers or a middle school or high school group. By following the Presenter’s Guide, you will be educating young men and women in your community about the importance of healthy decisions — both for their current well-being and their future families.
*Spend a Saturday providing comfort to families with a baby in the NICU. Host a book drive, decorate the NICU or provide healthy snacks for parents. Contact your local March of Dimes office to see how you can help your local NICU Family Support® site.
*Fundraise to help the March of Dimes support research, advocacy and education, and help give every baby a healthy start.

By making the March of Dimes part of your semester of service, you have the opportunity to educate teens, comfort families and help ensure that babies are born strong and healthy! For more great ideas, check out the Team Youth eNewsletter at and share your ideas here in the comments section!

20 Jan

With today’s momentous inauguration and yesterday’s honoring of Martin Luther King Jr., there has been an exciting focus on service. Particularly youth service.

Yesterday, Youth Service America kicked off a Semester of Service which runs until Global Youth Service Day, the weekend of April 24-26. What else happens that weekend? For many, it’s March for Babies weekend. You can participate in the Semester of Service through March for Babies participation.

There are a myriad of ways to capitalize on this service-fever, and promote healthy lifestyles and healthy babies within your community. Youth Service America offers a Semester of Service Strategy Guide. Couple this with the March for Babies Youth Toolkit, and you’ll have all the tools you need to make a positive impact.

Planning to commit to healthy babies in your community as part of a Semester of Service? Tell us about it! We love to hear how youth are frontrunners in the effort to give every baby a healthy start.

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