SOURCE: The LEAGUE

September 16, 2008 09:00 ET

Making a Positive Difference "One Day" at a Time

Students Nationwide Better Their Communities Through Day of Service

NEWARK, NJ--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - How much good can you do in one day? That's the question being asked of students and teachers around the country as part of the "One Day" serv-a-thon created by The LEAGUE, a school- and Web-based youth-service organization. Now in its second year, the not-for-profit organization encourages students to make a positive difference in their communities while developing skills of leadership and good character.

For The LEAGUE "One Day" event, students put together a service project in their community and can choose to get friends and family to sponsor them in advance. The money raised is donated to a local charity chosen by the students.

"Whether they decide to spend a few hours tutoring peers, cleaning up a neighborhood or visiting seniors, the idea behind 'One Day' is to get students to go beyond the classroom to learn about the values of giving back to the community," says Mindy Propper, Chief Operating Officer, The LEAGUE. "And since teachers post the projects online, students can be recognized and applauded for the good they're doing. They also get to see first hand, the true power of working, and serving, as one."

The LEAGUE "One Day" serv-a-thon runs from September 17 through October 8. Schools and classes can get involved by visiting The LEAGUE Website at www.theleague.org. There you'll find everything you need to get started, including step-by-step instructions on how to register, plan an event, track points, reward team members and much more.

Created by a consortium of business, education, government, media, non-profit leaders and youth, The LEAGUE empowers students to "get in the game" of giving by providing free resources for teachers to engage students in making a positive difference in their community and world. To find out more about The LEAGUE, visit www.theleague.org.

Contact Information

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    Doreen Stephens
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