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a class project at Paw Paw Middle School

An 8th grader works on a class project at Paw Paw Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Paw Paw, Michigan. An AP-NORC/MTV poll found that nearly half of U.S. teens said the pandemic has made it harder to be happy and maintain their mental health. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Gen Z put mental health on the map. Let them lead in solving the crisis.

Michael D. Smith | May 23, 2024

We are facing a youth mental health crisis, with one in three high school students reporting persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Together with Pinterest and the Schultz Family Foundation, AmeriCorps launched Youth Mental Health Corps to address this crisis head-on.

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Through Public Health AmeriCorps at Wake Forest, Students Learn and Help Community

Tim Clodfelter 
Winston-Salem Journal | December 29, 2022

Last spring, Wake Forest was awarded a grant by AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as a host site for Public Health AmeriCorps, with the goal of training the next generation of public health leaders. Each participant will complete 900 hours of service at a mobile health clinic where they will gain hands-on experience while supporting the local community. Read more on Winston-Salem Journal.

AmeriCorps CEO Visits NYCHA-Based AmeriCorps Programs

The NYCHA Journal | December 28, 2022

As part of his visit to New York City on December 9, AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith met with AmeriCorps members serving with Green City Force and NYCHA Health Corps, two NYCHA-partner AmeriCorps programs that work to foster leadership through public service. Read more on The NYCHA Journal.

The Secret Life of Plant Killers

Sonya Bennett-Brandt
Wired | December 22, 2022

To take out invasive species, the US relies on crews wielding hatchets, chainsaws, and herbicide. It’s a messy, fun job—but it may not be enough to stop the spread. Sonya joins Triston Kersenbrock and a crew of AmeriCorps members as they hunt the tree of heaven. Read more on Wired.

Volunteering May Improve Physical, Mental Health, Study Finds

Sally Hernandez
KXAN | December 13, 2022

Research shows the act of volunteering has both physical and mental health benefits. Atalaya Sergi, director of AmeriCorps Seniors, discusses how AmeriCorps Senior volunteers are making a difference in their community while benefiting themselves. Read more on KXAN.

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