Apply for the Playful City USA Program

Playful City USA is a national recognition program that honors cities, towns and counties for taking bold steps that make it easy for all kids to get the balanced and active play they need to thrive. Communities are recognized for their efforts to create more playable, family-friendly places. Playful City USA designees use play to address a variety of social and economic challenges. As a result, some of the most innovative programs and policies have been developed in Playful City USA communities. Apply to have your city, town or county designated and become part of a national network of government, nonprofit, and community leaders working to increase playability across the country. 

Nominate an Everyday Young Hero

Each week, YSA honors a young person who has found their voice, taken action, and made an impact on an issue important to them and to their community.  Winners receive a certificate and letter, and are featured on, on social media, and in the weekly Youth Service Briefing.

President's Volunteer Service Award

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. To qualify, youth volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to YSA, and we will verify the service and award the PVSA.