H.Res. 1240: Supporting the goals and ideals of Global Youth Service Day

H.Res. 1240

Supporting the goals and ideals of Global Youth Service Day

Sponsor
Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro

Date
April 27, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1240 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on April 13, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1240 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • "Recognizes and commends the significant contributions of youth of the United States and encourages the cultivation of a civic bond between young people dedicated to serving their neighbors, their communities, and the Nation;
  • "Supports the goals and ideals of Global Youth Service Day;
  • "Calls on the people of the United States to observe Global Youth Service Day by--
    • "Encouraging youth to participate in community service and service-learning projects and joining their peers in such projects;
    • "Recognizing the volunteer efforts of the young people of the United States throughout the year;
    • "Supporting the volunteer efforts of young people and engaging them in meaningful community service, service-learning, and decision-making opportunities as an investment in the future of the United States."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Global Youth Service Day will be celebrated from April 23, 2010, to April 25, 2010. Global Youth Service Day, a program of Youth Service America, is the largest service event in the world, the only day of service dedicated to youth engagement, and in 2010, is being observed for the 22nd consecutive year in the United States and for the 11th year globally in more than 100 countries. Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through community service and service-learning.