Global Youth Service Day offers opportunity to serve

On April 21, as part of Global Youth Service Day, millions of children and teens, along with their adult allies and champions in over 100 countries on six continents, will change the world, addressing critical issues including health, education, environment, hunger, poverty, disaster preparedness and response, and human rights.
Here in Cook County, youth and adults are invited to be a part of the largest and longest-running annual day of service by joining in the Cook County Clean-Up campaign. Everyone ages five and up is welcome. Participants will work in teams to pick up trash and beautify our common spaces. Four sites will be targeted for clean up, including the Cook County School grounds, the Cook County Community Center, the Municipal campgrounds, and the Grand Marais Harbor.
The event begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, and ends at 3:30 p.m. with a celebration for all participants. Gloves, trash bags and other clean-up tools will be provided. For more information, and to pre-register, please contact Sarah Stover at (218) 387-2271, ext. 615 or email