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Major Leaguers Award $40,000 in College Scholarships to Reward Youth Community Involvement

Spotlight shines on Action Team® student leaders during National Volunteer Month

NEW YORK, April 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Major League baseball players will award $2,000 college scholarships to 20 outstanding high school students in recognition of their dedication to community service and tireless efforts to encourage others to get involved with causes they believe in, the Major League Baseball Players Trust announced today. Each scholarship recipient is a member of the Action Team® national youth volunteer program created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America.

AutoNation Funds Playground Upgrades at Two Head Start Locations in the Santa Clarita Valley

AutoNation Reveals Playground Improvements to Impact More Than 100 Children in Volunteers of America’s Head Start programs
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SANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ – AutoNation and CBS EcoMedia celebrated much-needed playground upgrades to two Head Start locations, which will encourage physical activity and wellness among more than 100 underserved children in the Santa Clarita Valley area.

Action Team February 2015 Newsletter

Each month the Action Team Newsletter highlights the Action Team Captains and their combined efforts to give back to their communities

Blast from the past

High School Volunteers Get In On The ”Action”


Between homework, sports, club activities, part-time jobs and other after-school obligations, high school is a busy time in a young person’s life. So it’s not surprising that students take their free time very seriously.

Yet, every year thousands of these busy teens dedicate a portion of that valuable free time to give back to their communities under a nationwide program established in partnership by Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America. These students make up the Action Team.

Alabama Players Help Newest Action Team School Hit the Ground “Running And Dancing”


This past weekend, Major Leaguers and Action Team Captains in Alabama joined forces in support of two local community projects, when players Wesley Wright and Austin Adams  and teen Captains  from New Hope Academy to provide holiday cheer for senior citizens and volunteer support for a 5 Reindeer Fun Run in Prattville.

ServiceMaster Restore and Volunteers of America Spread Holiday Cheer by Enhancing Woodland Park Home for At-Risk Youth

Television Personality and ServiceMaster Spokesperson, Matt Paxton, Presents Check and Reveals Improvements to Nia Treatment Home
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December 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In the spirit of spreading holiday cheer, ServiceMaster Restore, one of the largest disaster recovery companies in the U.S. and part of the ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) family of brands, and CBS EcoMedia today unveiled much-needed renovations to the Nia Treatment Home, a group home operated by Volunteers of America-Greater New York, serving at-risk youth.   

Coast to Coast, Action Team Captains are Giving Back this Holiday Season

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Last weekend marked the beginning of a busy holiday season for Action Team Captains across the United States. Staying true to the nature of Thanksgiving, our Captains were hard at work giving back to those in need.

UnitedHealthcare Supports Facility Improvements at Three Volunteers Of America Texas Locations

Employees volunteer to beautify outdoor areas at the Yale Street Empowerment Center
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November 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Nearly 100 UnitedHealthcare employees today took part in a volunteer project to help renovate and beautify the community garden and outdoor patio area at Volunteers of America Texas’ Yale Street Empowerment Center. Volunteers helped stain outdoor wood structures, paint murals, install benches and fencing, and lay weed netting and pavers in the community garden.

Action Team: Throwback Thursday Edition

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Each year an increasing number of high school students across the U.S. are joining the Action Team national youth volunteer program.  When they join the Action Team, they’re joining a team that’s 50,000 strong, and one that includes Major League baseball players and students from Maine to Maui and points in between.  

Action Team Blog Series: Organizing Your own Event? Networking is Key

I am an Action Team Captain at the Manatee School for Performing Arts, and in October I was given the opportunity to organize my own event.
I decided to organize a Halloween party called “Food for the Souls” that would also serve as a canned food drive. Instead of charging money for admission, food and beverages, games and haunted house passes, the currency was canned food items.
The event was funded completely through generous donations from local businesses around our community.


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