Do Good Adventure is a campaign to encourage and promote teen volunteerism that consists of: this website, a public engagement campaign of media outreach and social networking, philanthropic support for nonprofit teen engagement efforts, and a promotional road trip that took place September 2011-March 2012. Do Good Adventures celebrates teens that are already active in their communities, shares resources to enable teen volunteerism, and invites teens to volunteer.
It was started by Russell Lyons when he was 16 years old. Russell has done community since he was four years old when he recited books to low-income pre-school students as a literacy volunteer. He has volunteered with more than a dozen organizations and logs more than 200 hours of community service each year. In 2005, San Diego magazine identified him as a “Young Person to Watch.” He has received a Daily Point of Light Award and was a White House “For the Win” honoree. In April, 2012, Words Alive, a San Diego based nonprofit literacy organization name him one of two Youth Volunteers of the Year.
Russell is now a member of Tulane University’s class of 2016. He is an actor, a left-handed foil fencer, a PADI certified SCUBA diver and a video gamer. In June, 2011, he graduated from Laurel Springs School where he was a member of the National Honor Society.