Get ready for Our First Teen Summer Program {REGISTRATIONS OPEN!}

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...