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About Us

Welcome to generationOn Kids Care Clubs.   

GenerationOn Kids Care Clubs started in 1990 with the mission of developing compassion and inspiring a spirit of volunteering in elementary and middle school children. The clubs are led by an adult facilitator and implement meaningful hands-on service projects, locally, nationally and globally.

Goals and Objectives of generationOn Kids Care Clubs

  • Inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service
  • Develop compassion and social responsibility in elementary school children so that they might have a life-long commitment to service
  • Educate kids about the issues and provide meaningful hands-on projects for kids to respond to their world
  • Help parents, teachers and youth leaders promote civic values and compassion in their homes, schools and communities.

GenerationOn is the newly-created youth service division of Points of Light Institute, an organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world.  Our new division focuses on igniting the power of all kids (pre-school through 12th grade) to make their mark by creating meaningful change in the world.

About generationOn Kids Care Clubs

In 1990, Debbie Spaide and a group of children got together to rake a lawn for an elderly neighbor in New Canaan, CT. A few weeks later, the same kids made 150 bag lunches for a soup kitchen. During these experiences, they learned how great it feels to help others. They told their friends and in just a few weeks the group had grown to over 50 enthusiastic young people. That was the beginning of Kids Care Clubs.

generationOn Kids Care Clubs are groups of young people, led by an adult facilitator, who work together to help others in their communities and around the world. Clubs are formed in schools, churches, synagogues, HandsOn Action Centers,Volunteer Centers, and other community-based organizations. Today there are more than 1,800 registered clubs and close to 100,000 kids in the United States and countries including Australia, Canada, China, and Nepal.

Each month, generationOn Kids Care Clubs posts different service projects, which include step-by-step instructions, compassion and issues education information, fact sheets for kids, meeting activities, additional resources and information on possible service partners. In addition, Clubs can download a Start Up Handbook.  generationOn Kids Care Clubs receive monthly e-newsletters, and are eligible for in-kind product donations and mini-grants.

generationOn Service Clubs

Launched in 2012, generationOn Service Clubs are similar to Kids Care Clubs but are targeted towards middle and high school-aged youth. If you're interested in starting a club for youth in that age range, please register as a generationOn Service Club by clicking here or on the icon below.

generationOn Service Clubs