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Youth can serve their communities in various ways, enriching them through structured or informal service opportunities. These opportunities may come from religious organizations, schools, AmeriCorps, or other non-profits. We believe in the power of our youth, the ability of diverse voices to uphold and strengthen their communities, and the power of youth service.

Our democracy is more robust when young people are involved in civic life. Our communities are kinder and safer when young people learn to serve others selflessly. When marginalized youth participate in civic life, they give voice to underrepresented populations, strengthen lives, and help eliminate injustice.

Types of Youth Service can include but are not limited to:




Two Youth Volunteering


The act of an individual or group freely giving time or labor for community service.

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Service Learning

Combines learning objectives with community service to provide a practical, progressive-learning experience, all while meeting community needs.
National Service

National Service

Including compulsory Government Service, as in Military Service or, for our purposes, Voluntary Government Service.

AmeriCorps Kansas


An independent agency of the United States government that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps State, National AmeriCorps Seniors, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and other national service initiatives.




Contact Us:

900 SW Jackson St Ste 653

Topeka, KS 66612-1212

Phone: (785) 368-7436


The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: KSDE General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, KSDE, Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 102, Topeka, KS 66612, (785) 296-3201.

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