About generationOn

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Three Children Volunteer to Plant Flowers

generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, is dedicated to providing programs and resources that support the development of caring, compassionate and capable kids and teens. Points of Light -- the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service - inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world.

Programs like our Campaigns, Days of Service, Kids Care Clubs and Service Clubs include a variety of tools and resources that support kids and teens in getting involved in service -- whether they engage in a simple act of kindness or a hands-on volunteer project.

Our goLEAD and goACHIEVE programs, focus on training and mobilizing caring adults to meet young people where they are, preparing them for success in the classroom and in life. Whether it's educational support, after-school programs or goLEAD institutes with volunteer capstone projects, these two programs allow caring adults to support the development of skills and competencies that help young people become capable change makers.

Finally, our youth voice and recognition programs, like our Youth Advisory Council and Celebrity Youth Council, help us to recognize some of the most incredible kids and teens for their outstanding work, and insure that the voice of the youth is represented in all that we do.

Together, this wide array of programs and resources helps kids and teens become:

  • CARING, by learning about important issues that affect themselves or their community
  • COMPASSIONATE, by taking action to think of others
  • CAPABLE, by developing the social emotional and life skills needed to succeed both in and out of the classroom.