HandsOn Tomorrow: Service-Learning Summer Program for Bay Area Teens
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from HandsOn Bay Area.
HandsOn Tomorrow™ is a fun and engaging service-learning summer program where participants are challenged to be the change they wish to see in the world and organize together to become community leaders in the Bay Area and beyond.
Over the course of two weeks, our youth leaders visit five deserving nonprofits in and around San Rafael with diverse mission statements and deliver immediate impact through unique and engaging volunteer projects. This year, students will visiting Trips for Kids, San Geronimo Valley Community Center, Sanzuma, Albert J. Boro Community Center, and Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary. Alongside these projects, participants are led through the innovative HandsOn Tomorrow curriculum where they reflect on the issues facing their communities and develop the leadership skills necessary to effectively support local nonprofits and causes.
Each HandsOn Tomorrow session culminates in a large-scale volunteer service project planned and led by the team, and attended by friends, family, and community members.
This year, HandsOn Tomorrow, San Rafael will take place between July 15 and 27. Sessions are Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 3 pm, with the final friends and family service project taking place on Saturday, July 27 from 10 am to 1pm.
A Day in the Life
Each morning, the students convene at a preselected nonprofit (safely and easily accessible via public transportation) and participate in hands-on leadership building activities. After lunch, they get their hands dirty and volunteer on a project to help the mission of their host nonprofit.
By the end of the program, participants will exercise their new-found skills to plan and design their own large-scale service project. Friends, family, and community members will be invited to participate as well. Check out pictures of HandsOn Tomorrow in action!
Benefits of Participating
HandsOn Tomorrow participants will:
- Earn 55 volunteer hours for college
- Become strong and effective leaders
- Learn what it takes to make a difference in their community
- Engage their peers, family, and community members through volunteer action
- Learn how to work and thrive in a team-based environment
Attendance of both weeks of the program is required for all participants and enrollment costs $1,190 per person. Lunch will be provided daily for the participants, and students will have the chance to advise HandsOn Bay Area Staff on any dietary restrictions they may have before enrolling in the program.
Need-based scholarships are available for low-income youth. If a need is indicated on an application, it will be automatically redirected to the scholarship application. Receipts of a HandsOn Tomorrow scholarship will allow the student to enroll in the program for a one time payment of $75.
HandsOn Tomorrow applications for 2019 are now open! Apply today to reserve your spot at handsonbayarea.org/tomorrow or contact Director of Community Relations, Joey Guerin, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
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