National Youth Involvement Month (Nov 2014) #NYIM

November is right around the corner and you know what that means; National Youth Involvement Month (NYIM)! Did you know 20% of American Red Cross volunteers are youth! This means YOU make up a large portion of the American Red Cross volunteer force and November is YOUR month to highlight that impact. During November all youth volunteers and Red Cross Clubs across the country are all invited to participate in #NYIM.

How do I participate you ask, it is simple. The National Youth Council has made a checklist of different activities to complete throughout the month of November. This checklist includes: a preparedness activity, a fundraising activity, and a blood services and/or Service to the Armed Forces activity. You can make your own activity or use the awesome Activity Guides found on If you have questions and need some guidance feel free to use the National Youth Council’s office hours found here.

The checklist also encourages you to connect with Red Cross youth across the country by posing a picture with the hashtag #NYIM, telling about your inspiring involvement by e-mailing, and posting in the Facebook group: American Red Cross Youth Network. Tell us the stories of you making an impact! The National Youth Council wants to hear from you! Who knows, you might see you and your club in the next YouthWire or on

National Youth Involvement Month (#NYIM) is a month dedicated to highlighting and celebrating YOUR involvement and what youth are doing throughout the country. Head on over to to register that are you are participating in National Youth Involvement Month. We want to see the area’s influenced during November.

It is October people so get out there, start planning, and let’s leave an enormous impact in all fifty states through National Youth Involvement Month 2014!

Much love,

Taylor Waters, National Youth Council


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