We are proud to announce the inaugural Teen Leadership & Service Program for summer 2017!
The week-long, intensive teen summer program is designed for rising-freshmen, -sophomores, -juniors, and -seniors in high school, aiming to impart onto our future leaders the skills and drive needed to address community issues and to ensure that volunteerism is a part of everyday life. With a curriculum focused on community leadership and service, students will develop awareness and learn how to act on community issues such as poverty, hunger, and the environment that call for volunteer and nonprofit support.
This empowering week will include a Thursday evening showcase of their own educational and hands-on service pitches, allowing our young leaders to demonstrate in action the information and skills they learned throughout the week. The showcase is designed to connect students to local collaborative community leaders and a number of our nonprofit partners, opening their ideas to discussion and debate surrounding their chosen topic in order to gain better insight into how to bridge the gap between community service needs and volunteer engagement.
The week will then culminate in an educational and hands-on group service project at one of our nonprofit partner locations that, in some way, addresses all issue areas discussed throughout the week. The goal of this project is to provide participants with real-world application of volunteer and task management and the ability to see how different issues can be addressed in different ways. On this day, teens will earn a full eight hours of community service that will be tracked through Activate Good’s website and can be applied towards school and club requirements.
A superhero “bootcamp” of sorts, TLSP will be a life-changing experience for our young leaders, leaving with them the skills needed to begin tackling some of the toughest issues facing our community as well as connecting them to a local network of fellow superheroes.
TLSP Summer 2017 will take place at the following venues on the given dates:
Week 1 – Wake County Commons Building, Raleigh, June 26-29; Service day, June 30 – Location TBA
Week 2 – Dress for Success Boutique, Raleigh, July 10-13; Service Day, July 14 – Location TBA
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here for more information and to register! Opportunities to sponsor a teen are also available.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
About Activate Schools
Activate Schools is an Activate Good initiative to empower the next generation of young volunteers and community leaders. What does this look like? Educational offerings for teens and families, opportunities for discussion and youth leadership, annual days of service, volunteer projects with Activate Good and our nonprofit partners, and more!
Activate Good believes we can help make volunteerism part of the local lifestyle by integrating volunteerism into everyday institutions like schools and workplaces. Learn more about Activate Good and join our mailing list for monthly volunteer highlights and more!