PHILIPPI, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus University is proud to announce that it has been named a 2012 Global Youth Service Day campus. Awarded by West Virginia Campus Compact, the distinction includes a $400 mini-grant, funded by Youth Service America and State Farm.

AB University will be using its mini-grant to implement an important service project during the Global Youth Service Day Weekend, April 20-22.

“We will be using the grant to fund volunteer opportunities during Sibs and Kids Weekend, allowing students to mentor and interact with younger youth,” said Sarah Ward, Dean of Student Affairs.

“The College is thrilled for this opportunity as it will allow us to further our involvement with local youth while building on the strong ties with the Philippi community,” says Ward. “College students will be able to also experience what it is like to be a kid again and the younger crowd will see what it’s like to be a Battler.”

Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning. Established in 1988, GYSD is the largest service event in the world and is now celebrated in over 100 countries. On GYSD, youth address the world's most critical issues in partnership with families, schools, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, and governments. Global Youth Service Day is organized by Youth Service America with State Farm Companies Foundation as the Presenting Sponsor.
West Virginia Campus Compact is a coalition of 28 colleges and universities dedicated to increasing collaboration and service between colleges and communities.  For more information on West Virginia Campus Compact, please visit:  For more information on Youth Service America and Global Youth Service Day, please visit:  For more information about State Farm Companies Foundation, please visit