YOUNG PEOPLE ARE UNIQUELY SUITED TO SOLVE PROBLEMS THROUGH SERVICE.


Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world and the only one that celebrates the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year. Global Youth Service Day #GYSD was commemorated this day in Cameroon at Bobende Village, Limbe II with a Community Service outreach program consisting of human investment activities by the following partner organisations; Green and Better World, American Corner, SAFE Heaven, Global Youth Service America, Bobende Youths Association, HRH Chief of Bobende, Young African Leaders Initiative, IYEC, CODEC, LUKMEF, Community Radios, TV Stations and Newspapers from April 20-22 2017 in partnership with Youth Service America.

Research shows that the first full series of scans of the developing adolescent brain by the National Institutes of Health showed that our brains undergo a massive reorganization between our 12th and 25th years to make the entire brain much faster and more sophisticated. Between the ages of 12 and 25, people are literally wired for excitement, novelty, risk, and peer authority. While these traits can be negative, they also make young people uniquely suited to solve problems, if given the opportunity.

1. Excitement and novelty leads to learning new things and creating new solutions.
2. Risk leads to trying things adults might not.
3. Peer authority leads to changing behaviors; kids listen to other kids more than adults.

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