Summer ServiceWorks for At-Risk High School Youth is a critical program to engage marginalized high school youth in our community to have a positive training and learning experiences during the summer. Targeting high school students who cannot afford to attend summer camps, the free program gives them access to summer learning and skills development they otherwise would not have an opportunity to experience. It bridges the summer gap for school attendance and helps remove barriers that impact success.
Summer ServiceWorks for At-Risk High School Youth has two components:
- 8-week morning program
- Maximum of 15 high school youth
- Monday-Friday morning program, including lunch
- Guest teachers from Lawrence University and other local colleges
- Guest speakers from local social service organizations
- Interactive learning in areas of transferable job skills, gardening, beekeeping and other opportunities
- Opportunity to earn bicycle and safety gear through Riverview Gardens’ Earn-A-Bike program
- ServiceWorks job-training certificate and Presidential Volunteer nutrition Service Award.
- 3-week intensive program for youth in truancy court
- Collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of Fox Valley and Appleton
- 10 high school youth each week work in teams to give back to the Appleton Police Department (APD) community and to learn basic teambuilding values
- APD staff engages to create positive relationships with youth
For more information about these programs, please contact Kristen Reynolds at 920-840-3336 or [email protected].