YOUTH SERVICE INTERNATIONAL
Youth Service Internatioal
Everyday Young Heroes are young people, ages 5-25, who are improving their communities through service to others. Each week, the YSA Team selects one young person to receive this honor. The chosen youth can have a project that is developed in or outside of the classroom, in conjunction with an organization or religious institution, or can be an initiative or organization they started on his or her own or with their peers. Projects can provide a direct service, be philanthropic, or raise awareness or advocacy around a particular community need.
The young person and their nominator are notified via email upon being selected as an Everyday Young Hero. The Hero receives a congratulatory letter, a certificate of recognition, and is highlighted in YSA's newsletter and on social media, raising the profile of his or her good work.
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Michele Bee commented 17 days ago
I am nominating Kali Jon Barisano. Kali is a 14 year old talented actress and singer. Kali has a passion for musical theatre and hopes to attend a prestigious program in college. Recently Kali attended a performance of Spring Awakening on Broadway in NY. She was blown away by the performance and the message. She immediately ask her high school if she could start a sign language club to not only teach but bring awareness to her peers. Kali had a huge response from her peers. She is the president of the club and they meet weekly. She hopes that her club will someday get to see Spring Awakening as a group. You never know where your path will take you in life. A love of theatre brought out a new passion for Kali. Soon she hopes to have a song completed in sign language for the group to perform. A dream would be to perform on stage for Spring Awakening or send it to Ellen. Kali would like the world to understand how cool signing can be!
See the others on http://www.ysa.org/eyh_nomination
Search your hero and fill the form online
You will prepare your report from online form. Before doing it following is the criteria to select your Hero
Who is the Everyday Young Hero? Why do they act? What is their inspiration? *
We are looking for 2-3 sentences that explain the "why" of who they are? What makes this Everyday Hero unique.
What is the Goal of this Everyday Young Hero? What are they trying to accomplish? *
we are looking for 2-3 sentences that explain the problem or issue are in which this person focuses.
What unique problems did/does this person face? What is or could stop them from accomplishing their goals? *
Sometimes it is because they are viewd as too young. Maybe their aren't enough supplies etc..
What is the solution that this Everyday Young Hero created? What did they do/are doing to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of their goals? *
Problems aren't what make us, it's how we choose to handle them. How does this Everyday Young Hero face their adversities?
What is the impact of this persons project/efforts? Who/what have they helped? *
This can be number of cans of food donated, classes spoken to, trees planted etc.
What was/is learned? What has this Everyday Young Hero learned along the way? How have they and the community grown and changed? *
Example: A young person working on hunger may begin to waste less food around the house etc...
A great example from a previous Everyday Young Hero
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