.: Service Programs
National Service Week
Alpha Phi Omega has designated the first week of November as
National Service Week to unify Chapters with a national theme and to inspire
expansion of chapter service programs. During this week every chapter is
encouraged to carry out a new, high profile service project related to the
Program of Emphasis and theme, and involving other chapters and the community. The voting delegates to our 2010 National Convention elected the 2011-2012 program of emphasis to be "APO Promotes Healthy Living." From that, they selected the two annual themes: "Improving Nutrition and Exercise" for 2011 and "Fighting Against Diseases" for 2012. The respective dates are November 6-12, 2011 and November 4-10, 2012.
download a copy of the NSW Handbook, please click here.
Spring Youth Service Day
Alpha Phi Omega's Spring Youth Service Day 2012 (which can also be thought
of as, "Spring Youth Service Weekend") is on April 20-22. SYSD is
Alpha Phi Omega's way of participating in the largest service event in the
world, Global Youth Service Day. GYSD is a program of one of our national partners, Youth Service America.
To help plan your Spring Youth Service Day project, download a copy of the
Youth Service Day Handbook (PDF)
and visit the
Resources section of this website. The
Service Project Database also has information on previously planned National
Service Week and Spring Youth Service Day projects. Chapters are encouraged to
use this database to help plan not only future SYSD projects, but also future
service projects in general. As Spring Youth Service Day reports come in, check
out the latest statistics on the most service hours, highest chapter
participation percentage, and most average service hours per member right here!
Don't forget to report your SYSD Project. Remember, reporting for NSW and
SYSD is mandatory for all chapters. Chapters should report their National
Service Week projects using
this form by no later than May 1.
For information about our national service programs, please