Teens Change the World! 2019 Summer Program

Registration for our 2019 Teens Change the World
summer program is now OPEN!

IMPORTANT: Both Parent and Teen sections must be completed before an application is considered complete. The Parent section must be completed by the participating teen’s parent or legal guardian. The Teen section must be completed by the participating teen and involves the creation of a short video (can be created using a phone). Please be sure to read through application instructions and policies regarding participation, waivers, and refunds. Applications will not save as drafts and must be completed in a single sitting.

PARENT APPLICATION SECTION

TEEN APPLICATION SECTION (including video)

Interested in supporting our Teens Change the World summer program with a donation, scholarship, or sponsorship?
Click here!

Inspired by Activate Good’s Leadership and Service curriculum currently offered in select local high schools, the Teens Change the World! 2019 Summer Program is a week-long service and leadership experience that will give teens the opportunity to volunteer, learn about a variety of local causes, hear from social impact experts, and even pitch their ideas for social impact.

Throughout the week-long session, Teens will:

  • Earn 15 service hours in one week!
  • Learn about a variety of community issues, such as poverty, hunger, and the environment
  • Participate in community service projects where they can see what they’re learning in action
  • 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
  • Pitch a service project idea for making a difference in the community during a “Shark Tank”-style showcase event for the chance to win a small grant to actually execute their project!

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. (If your teen needs help with transportation, the Youth GoPass for free local transportation may be a good option.)
Both week-long sessions contain the same programming, however, daily service project locations will vary. 

2019 DATES: June 17-21 Or July 15-19

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

LOCATION:

 EACH DAY WILL TAKE PLACE AT A NEW SERVICE PROJECT LOCATION. SPECIFIC SERVICE PROJECT SITES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING CONFIRMED. ALL WILL BE LOCATED IN RALEIGH, NC WITHIN A REASONABLE DRIVING DISTANCE OF CENTRAL / DOWNTOWN RALEIGH.

Confirmed locations:

Walnut Creek Wetland Center– 950 Peterson Street Raleigh, NC 27610
Poe Health
– 224 Sunnybrook Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610
(More to Come)

SCHEDULE:

Monday – Thursday

Drop off / arrive (at a different location each day based on service project): 8:30-9:00 AM

Service Project: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 Lunch + Learn Activities: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Social Impact Workshops with the Pros: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Teens will have opportunities to learn from social impact professionals on topics such as how to use social media to promote your cause, how to raise money, how to recruit volunteers, and more.

(Optional) Additional Mentoring with the Pros: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Teens have the option to stay for some additional one-on-one or small group time to dive deeper into the topics that interest them.

Pick up / depart: 5:00-6:00 PM

Friday

Drop off / arrive: 8:30 – 9:00 AM

Service Project: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 Lunch + Learn Activities: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

“Shark Tank”-style Social Impact Project Pitch and Winner Selection: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Pick up / depart: 2:30 – 3:00 PM

*At the “Shark Tank”-style Showcase event, teens will have the option to pitch their ideas for making an impact to parents and local community leaders. Participating teens will be eligible to win a grant which will be awarded to the charity their project will benefit so teens can carry out their project before the end of 2019. Parents / guardians should plan to attend.

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

View last year’s impacts here.

Thanks To Our 2018 Sponsors & Partners:


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2018 Venue Partner


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2018 Food Supporter


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