Global Youth Service Day

Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service.  GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.



In El Paso, GYSD will take place on April 15, 2016 (with times to be determined).


United Way of El Paso County will partner with schools, community organizations, governments, student groups, and individuals to engage 750 youth. UWEPC will involve middle school students from:


• North Star Elementary

• Alderete Middle School

• Canutillo Middle School 


Each school will have a Health Coalition, made up of a select group of students, volunteers and school staff, who will work together to create a schedule of healthy eating and active living related activities for students to participate in on GYSD.




Volunteering duties will include the following:


• Meet with Health Coalition once a month (or more if needed) until April 15th

• Help engage the students and non-profit partners in the GYSD project

• Attend GYSD, help set up, tear down and assist agencies in carrying out their activities




Gail Gale

Director of Community Impact

(915) 533 - 2434 ext. 232