This year’s theme is one of generalized community service, such as volunteering, social justice, or the unmet needs of a community. Suggestions include “the power of compassion” and importance of education.
Says the White House:
“Every day in classrooms and communities throughout our country, young people are making an impact in the lives of others through service and giving back. Volunteering takes so many different forms in our country and is one of the most important experiences that you can have. Service to others and giving back can offer purpose and perspective. You may find that making a difference in your community or in someone else’s life is an experience that can make a difference in your own life. President Obama has said that service gave him a compass, a center, and a sense of direction of how he wanted to live his own life. We’re looking for videos that highlight the impact of service and giving back.”
Watch the president's video: