make a difference
Whether you feel passionate about gang-related issues, the AIDS epidemic or working children, these opportunities are for teens who want to help others. Explore below or in the navigate menu to the right.
Peace Warriors Network: A network of youth violence prevention/intervention agencies, youth groups and faith-based organizations passionate and committed to decreasing the harm that violence inflicts on our communities. Also see the Youth Promise Act on Facebook.
Buckingham Youth Brigade: An after school program geared towards creating a positive learning environment for youth. A project of the Bu-GATA Tenant's Association. Many of our students live in the Buckingham Neighborhood of Arlington, which is comprised of low income families. The central goal is to provide the youth with leadership and community service skills and empower them to become active members of the community.
Arlington Red Cross: The Red Cross Youth Team meets every Wednesday during the school year to plan and participate in service projects. In addition, the Youth Safety Educators teach Red Cross lessons to children. During the summer, a third youth group engages in service projects.
Phoenix Bikes: At the Phoenix Bikes in Barcroft Park, you can learn about leadership and bike maintenance as you earn volunteer hours and help local bikers.
Youth Venture: This group, which has an office in Arlington, is looking for teams of teens around the world to start up organizations, businesses and programs that address social issues.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington D.C. (RMHC) Teen Council: As a member of the RMHC Teen Counci, you get to make a difference in the life of families and seriously ill children.
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