Learning About 9/11
Service Projects for Your Classroom
National and Community Service
Nationalservice.gov offers information on the importance of volunteerism in the United States along with resources on how to volunteer in your community and across the nation.
DoSomething.org offers many project ideas for how students can get active in their communities and beyond.
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
The official web site of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, a nonprofit initiative originally created in 2002 by MyGoodDeed. Please consider posting your 9/11 plan here, and browse the site for suggestions of things to do, toolkits, links to resource organizations, and the latest news.
The youth division of Points of Light Institute, generationOn's mission is "to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service."
Conduct your own related oral histories
Many other people have used the shock and sadness of traumatic events to motivate them to voluntarily accomplish an act of public service. Interview someone in your own community that experienced a tragedy or hard times and as a result transformed their life to serve or help others. Download our PDF guide for guidance on how to conduct an oral history.