Youth Volunteerism

Major Leaguer Hector Santiago Shares His Passion for Volunteering with Action Team Captains

2017-18 Action Team conference call series debuts with veteran pitcher calling in from Puerto Rico

As the baseball season nears its end, the Action Team national youth volunteer program's season is just getting underway. With the new school year beginning, the Action Team program hosted its first nationwide conference call for Captains and Ambassadors on October 12.

Joining high school student volunteers from around the country on the call was current major leaguer Hector Santiago.

Santiago, a left-handed pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, called in from Puerto Rico where he is actively lending a hand in hurricane relief efforts.

Action Team National Youth Volunteer Program Unveils New TV PSA During MLB All-Star Game on Fox

:30 PSA features Major Leaguers Tim Beckham, Kevin Kiermaier, Lonnie Chisenhall and Action Team Captains from Cleveland and Tampa
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The Action Team national youth volunteer program, created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers, debuted its latest TV PSA on FOX during the broadcast of the 88th annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game.  The PSA, titled, Difference Makers, includes Major Leaguers Tim Beckham, Kevin Kiermaier, Lonnie Chisenhall and high school Action Team Captains, Rachel Duke of Cleveland and

Conejo Valley, California High Schoolers are on the Run for Local Kids

Action Team Captains are making a difference in their California community

The Westlake Action Team is living up to its name based on the student volunteers’ whirlwind of activity in Conejo Valley, Calif. and surrounding communities during its first two years of existence.

On Thursday, June 15, Westlake held its second annual “Action Run,” a 5K race at Conejo Creek Park to support youth from Area Housing of Ventura Country, a housing facility for low-income families that in addition to less expensive rent also provides activities and educational programs for their children.

The Joy Maker Challenge Helps Youth Take Action and Spread Much-Needed Joy This Holiday Season

generationOn and Hasbro Partner for Month-Long Youth Volunteer Challenge to Generate Up to $1 Million Worth of Toy and Game Donations to Toys for Tots
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PAWTUCKET, R.I., November 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) have partnered for The Joy Maker Challenge.

10-Year-Old, Once Homeless, Now Makes Clothes for Homeless Kids


Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Xavier Elliot. Read his story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or organization as a Point of Light.

Xavier Elliott has been through more than most 10-year-olds.

This Teen Captures the Imagination of Homeless Kids With His Favorite Childhood Toy


Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Grant Mercer. Read his story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or organization as a Point of Light.

Every week for months now, 17-year-old Grant Mercer has visited a Marietta, Georgia, homeless shelter – not with food or clothing, but with Legos for the kids.

Yearlong Family Road Trip Uncovers the Generosity of Kids


The Webb family of Pasadena, Calif., is spending a year traveling to all 50 states in a trailer, speaking to young people who are tackling problems in their communities. During this project, One Year Road Trip: Generation of Generosity, the family is creating a documentary film to highlight these young innovators. We asked Matt and Eva Webb why they took their kids – Evie, Solveig and Jack, ages 8, 9 and 11, respectively – on the road. Here’s what they told us.

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