Spring Youth Service Day
Alpha Phi Omega's Spring Youth Service Day (which can also be thought of as, "Spring Youth Service Weekend") is on April 24-26, 2009 (although alternative dates during the spring semester are acceptable; April 24-26 corresponds with the National program of our partner organizations). SYSD is Alpha Phi Omega's way of participating in the largest service event in the world.
To help plan your Spring Youth Service Day project, download a copy of the Spring Youth Service Day Handbook (PDF) and visit the Service Resources section of this website. The Service Project Database also has information on previously planned National Service Week and Spring Youth Service Day projects. Chapters are encouraged to use this database to help plan not only future SYSD projects, but also future service projects in general. As Spring Youth Service Day reports come in, check out the latest statistics on the most service hours, highest chapter participation percentage, and most average service hours per member right here!
Don't forget to report your SYSD Project. Remember, reporting for NSW and SYSD is mandatory for all chapters. Chapters should report their National Service Week projects using this form by no later than May 4th.
If you have any questions regarding planning or reporting your Spring Youth Service Day project, please contact the
National Service Week
Alpha Phi Omega has designated the first week of November as, "National Service Week," to unify Chapters with a national theme and to inspire expansion of chapter service programs. During this week every chapter is encouraged to carry out a new, high profile service project related to the program of emphasis and involving other chapters and the community. A brief history of National Service Week can be found here (PDF)
At the National Convention in Boston, MA we voted on the theme for National Service Week 2009-2010, "Blue and Gold Go Green: Environmentalism." The specific project theme for 2009 "Service to the Earth" and that 2010 be "Get the Green Out: Making Communities Greener."