Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family Issues 2nd Annual Statewide Youth Challenge


Which county will win this year? The Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC) challenges Arizona’s youth to service with the 2nd annual friendly competition between all fifteen counties. This competition encourages all youth in Arizona to implement service projects in their communities from September 19, 2016 – January 7, 2017 and record them on the GYC website: with photos and videos. Last year La Paz County set the standard for mobilizing youth and ranked number one! With all of the counties competing, over 94,000 youth-led service hours were logged. The county with the most projects will receive special recognition from the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF).

“I am so inspired by all the motivated youth in Arizona who serve others. This competition is a great way to improve our neighborhoods and connect our communities,” stated Debbie Moak, Director of the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. “I look forward to seeing which county will mobilize the most youth and win this year’s competition.”

The GYC seeks to form a collective voice, while inspiring youth across the state to bring about positive change.  Along with the service competition that runs through January, all Arizona youth are encouraged to participate in the Global Youth Service Day on April 21-23, 2017.  For the second year in a row, Arizona was ranked number one in the world for the most youth-led service projects completed.

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