Youth Service

Leveraging the Potential of Youth Service: A Call to Action

CELO is proud to partner with The Allstate Foundation in their efforts to empower youth to serve and improve communities.

The first portion of this partnership brought together a cross-sector, intergenerational fellowship that generated a new definition and model of service for contemporary society co-created by youth, scholars, and service-centered organizations. Through this partnership and in collaboration with over 3,000 young people and service leaders from across the United States, Leveraging the Potential of Youth Service introduces a new definition, model, and design considerations to guide the next decade of youth-led, youth-driven service.

“Accelerating youth-led, youth-driven service is essential because it cultivates a greater sense of agency, purpose and connectedness. Youth need to be involved in all aspects of service, from research and governance of service-organizations to design and delivery of programs and funding decisions. Our goal is to spur more youth-led, youth-driven efforts across the nation. We know from our research that today’s young people want these types of programs, and we’re excited to help meet that challenge.”

Greg Weatherford II
Youth Empowerment Program Officer, The Allstate Foundation

Resource Library

The Youth Service Resource Library is a collection of resources such as guidance documents, research, tools, and websites to consider when designing delivering, and engaging in youth-led, youth-driven service experiences.

If you have a resource you would like us to consider for inclusion in the Resource Library, please email info@expandingleadership.org

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The Allstate Foundation

The Center for Expanding Leadership and Opportunity is proud to partner with The Allstate Foundation in their efforts to empower youth to serve and improve communities