Net Literacy’s accomplishments were recognized by the YSA (Youth Service as Power) as one of “the 25 most power and influential” programs in the world because “service is power.” The YSA List recognizes those around the world that have made significant, large-scale change in five categories – Health, Education, Human Service, Human Rights, and the Environment. The first YSA List was unveiled April 20, 2012, as part of Global Youth Service Day celebrations. Founded and coordinated by YSA, Global Youth Service Day the largest service event in the world celebrated in more than 100 countries, and the only one dedicated to children and youth.
The 25 winners receive:
- $1,000 awards to support their ongoing efforts to change the world.
- Worldwide recognition through the Global Youth Service Day international media campaign, including prominent placement through the List media sponsor, Huffington Post.
- Huffington Post blogger accounts, to providing a platform for continued promotion of their good works.
- Opportunities to collaborate with members of YSA’s Global Youth Service Network around issues of mutual interest.
- List recipients were nominated by their peers, mentors, elected officials, and others who value their service. Nominations were open from December 18, 2011 to January 31, 2012.
At YSA’s request, an article about the genesis of Net Literacy was blogged at the Huffington Post.
For a direct link to the article – click on this LINK.