Community invited to participate in weekend of service

Author: Kyle Chamberlin


Lead-ND , a network of volunteers at the University of Notre Dame, will mark National and Global Youth Service Day 2007 with a celebration assembly from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (April 21) in the media center atJeffersonIntermediateCenter. A light breakfast will be provided at the event, which is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Youth Service America (YSA), National and Global Youth Service Day recognizes the impact of youth volunteers in communities around the world. This marks the third year theSouth Bendarea has participated in the weekend of celebration.

Throughout April, Lead-ND, in conjunction with YSA, is encouraging people ages 25 and younger to participate in service projects in their community. Area youths are asked to document all projects planned for this weekend with Lead-ND on the Web at .

Founded in 2004, Lead-ND facilitates a weekly after-school program at area intermediate schools. By providing service-based leadership curriculum to children, they work to empower future community leaders and agents of change.

* Contact: * _Kim Del Guercio, 973-727-1131,

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