I Designed This Year’s GYSD Logo

CYD contacted me awhile back to see if I’d like to do the design for the t-shirts, posters, etc., for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) for the third year in a row. I was honored and immediately started working on two new designs.

GYSD is the world’s largest day of service. This year’s theme is disabilities. I am attaching both of the designs for you to see.

They ended up choosing “Don’t Dis My Abilities,” which made me super happy because that one was my favorite. I’m also attaching a photo of some of the individuals from an organization we will be helping at GYSD. Judging from their huge smiles and numerous thumbs up, I think they like it! That’s a really great feeling!

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EMPOWERU Wins The Global Youth Service Day Grant!

GYSD WinnerMore big news. On April 17-19, 2015 the annual Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) was held around the world and right here in Sarasota. This is the largest service event in the world. Community Youth Development (CYD) is the local sponsoring agency for this event, receiving and judging many worthy and impressive service projects from applicants who are making positive changes in their community.

I entered my EMPOWER U pledge drive project, which got over 200 students throughout Sarasota to take the pledge at empowerusrq.com and take a stand against sexual assault. I was so happy and surprised that I won. I plan to enter again next year. This is such a great opportunity for kids like me to be able to give back to our community. And, my school gets to keep the trophy for one year!

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I’m Doing The Global Youth Service Day Logo Design Again!

CYD contacted me awhile back, asking me if I’d like to do the design for the t-shirts, posters, etc., for Global Youth Service day again this year. Uh, yeah! This year’s theme is the environment. I am attaching both of the designs I created.

I am so excited to report that they loved both designs and decided to use them both this year. I can’t wait to see them on all of the promotions. It is so amazing to see something I drew on someone else’s t-shirt they are wearing!!!

Ok, drumroll, please…here are the 2 winning designs!


Plug In To Green

No Hate…Just Meditate

Just me meditating on how proud I am of this t-shirt. (CYD asked me to design the logo for the Global Youth Service Day. This is the design they chose.) The only thing I like more than wearing this t-shirt is seeing OTHER people wearing it. So awesome!


I Was Asked To Design The Global Youth Service Day Logo

I am so excited! Suriya Khong, the Director of Community Youth Development (CYD), contacted me to see if I would be interested in designing the logo for this year’s Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) the weekend of April 11-13. Would I ever! I began work immediately to create the two logos at the bottom of this post. Here’s a bit more information.

Celebrated in over 100 countries, GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth. Area school clubs, youth groups, and passionate young people will be invited to create a service project around this year’s theme, which is “A World Without Hate.”  One of my logos will be selected by the CYD board to go on all GYSD promotional materials and t-shirts. I can’t wait to see which one they choose. I am so happy they thought of me and honored to have this privilege.

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UPDATE: March 10, 2014 – I just heard from CYD. They chose the No Hate logo. Looking forward to seeing it on t-shirts and other promotions – very cool!

My Domestic Violence Campaign Video


My group at Community Youth Development (CYD) created a community awareness campaign on domestic violence. We created this video to share to community groups as well as school clubs and organizations. We believe this is a very important message for us to spread. I hope you like the video and that you share it with others. (Just click on the purple Break the Silence logo above to go straight to the video.)