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Encyclopedia > Youth service

Youth service is tantamount to any volunteer community service activity conducted by any person under the age of 25. There are numerous encarnations of this activity around the world driven by youth programs, philanthropic interest, nation-building initiatives, and neoliberal tendencies towards education, development, and the third world. This group of political volunteers is working to promote voter turn-out. ... Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local community. ... Youth programs are particular activities designed to involve people between the ages of 10 and 25. ... Philanthropy involves the donation or granting of money to various worthy charitable causes. ... This article or section should be merged with nation-building Nation building is the use of armed force in the aftermath of a conflict to underpin an enduring transition to democracy. ... The term neoliberalism is used to describe a political-economic philosophy that had major implications for government policies beginning in the 1970s – and increasingly prominent since 1980 – that de-emphasizes or rejects positive government intervention in the economy, focusing instead on achieving progress and even social justice by encouraging free... Development has meaning in several contexts: // Science and Engineering Biological development of embryos in the context of developmental biology Child development (physical emphasis) or post-natal human development (pediatrics, etc) Software engineering, the methodology and process of development of computer software Technology development in industry, as in Software development New... For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ...


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See also

Service learning is a method of teaching, learning and reflecting that combines academic classroom curriculum with meaningful community service. ... Volunteerism is the willingness of people to work on behalf of others without the expectation of pay or other tangible gain. ... National service describes a form of military service in which all citizens (or all male citizens) of one particular nation can participate, either voluntarily or (more often) non-voluntarily. ... the AmeriCorps logo In the United States, AmeriCorps is a network of more than 2,100 non-profit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. ... The Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) is an international network of youth NGOs working to incubate global partnerships and increase youth participation. ...

External sources

  • Youth Service America
  • National Youth Leadership Council
  • The Freechild Project
  • America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth

 
 

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