Teen Leadership & Service Summer Program

Registrations Are Now Open!


*Applicants must not have participated in the 2017 Summer Program.

Inspired by Activate Good’s Leadership and Service curriculum currently offered in select local high schools, the Teen Leadership & Service Summer Program is a week-long, intensive program that will give teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills while learning about community issues.

Throughout the week-long session, Teens will:

  • Learn about a variety of community issues, such as poverty, hunger, and the environment
  • Learn about the role volunteerism plays in making a difference in the community
  • Tap into their personal leadership potential and explore their passion for social change
  • Get hands-on experience designing their own project for social change and receive feedback and guidance from community leaders and professionals
  • Participate in a community service project where they can see what they’ve learned in action
  • Present their ideas for making a difference to community leaders, nonprofits, and peers at a showcase event

Age: High School aged teens (Rising Freshmen through Rising Seniors)
Cost: $300 / teen (*Limited need-based scholarships may be available; please follow instructions on the application page if your household can demonstrate a financial need.)
Lunch and snacks will be provided to participants daily.
We cannot provide transportation.
Both week-long sessions contain the same programming. 

Summer Session Week 1: June 18-22, 2018

Summer Session Week 2: July 23-27, 2018

*Remember: Programming for each week is the same, and teens can only be accepted to one.


Wake County Commons Building
4011 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610


Monday – Wednesday

Drop off / arrive: 8:30-9:00 AM
Program Activities: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pick up / depart: 5:00-6:00 PM


Drop off / arrive: 8:30-9:00 AM
Program Activities: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Evening Showcase: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
*At the Evening Showcase, teens will present their
ideas for making an impact to parents and local community leaders.
Parents / guardians should plan to attend.


All-Day Service at Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Today’s Address: 1924 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604
Drop off / arrive: 8:30-9:00 AM
Program Activities Begin: 9:00AM
Pick up / depart: Time TBA

Interested in sponsoring the Summer Program or providing a scholarship for a teen to enroll? Learn about opportunities here or contact Courtney Hamm: courtney@activategood.org

View last year’s impacts here.

Thanks To Our 2018 Sponsors & Partners:

2018 Service Supporter

2018 Service Supporter

2018 Service Supporter

2018 Venue Partner

2018 Service Partner

2018 Food Supporter