Service has the power to change the world, and when youth plan and lead thoughtful, impactful projects, service does change the world! For over 25 years Youth Service America (YSA) has been at the forefront of improving communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5 to 25, serving in substantive roles. Through international campaigns such as Global Youth Service Day, YSA promotes a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership, and achievement.

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau is proud of its affiliation with Youth Service America, helping youth in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties play an active role in providing service to their communities. For the past 8 years TCYSB has gathered young people and assisted with the step by step process of identifying a community need to address, of planning, implementing, and celebrating community service.

This year youth in Charles County focused on the issue of childhood hunger, cleaning plots for a vegetable garden, and learning the essentials of healthy living. Another project focused on responsibility for the environment, and youth adopted the Henry Ford Circle in Waldorf, picking up litter, as part of the county’s Adopt-a-Road program. Other youth participated in the county’s beautification project at the 75 Industrial Park Drive location, picking up litter, cutting brush, and cleaning flower beds. Younger children prepared packages for children who currently live in a homeless shelter.

We invite all youth in Southern Maryland to give of themselves – if there is a need or a problem in your community, this is an opportunity for you to make a difference. Turn your passion into action and help build a better world. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau celebrates Global Youth Service Day every year on the third Saturday of April.

Laurel T. James
Executive Director
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau, Inc.
P.O. Box 1798
Waldorf, MD 20604-1798
(301) 645-1837; FAX: (301) 645-9169
CELL: (301) 643-0943