HandsOn coordinates week-long service-learning opportunities for youth ages 12-15 called TeenImpact. Every day during the week, youth are transported to different nonprofit agencies working along a specific theme to learn about the organization, the issue they address, and complete a service task benefitting the agency.
The summer of 2013 will feature four weeks of TeenImpact - four different weeks to learn and serve! Back by popular demand will be our Farm to Table program, where youth will learn about urban agriculture, food justice, healthy eating and hunger issues. Additionally this year, we will be holding our first ever TeenImpact focusing on housing and homelessness-Home Sweet Home.
Questions can be directed to Erin Osiol, Program Manager at email@example.com or 804-330-7027.
Feedback from past TeenImpact programs:
"My child came home excited every day with detailed descriptions of what he'd accomplished and experienced. He accomplished things that he was proud of, and he was treated like a young adult instead of a child, which made him feel important and valued.
He would like to continue volunteering with Meals on Wheels. This program got him to try foods that he wouldn't even look at before. The teachers were phenomenal. Hats off to you all for creating this wonderful program."
"We are looking forward to participating more with HandsOn's opportunities to volunteer. Thank you for your hard work, time and organizing this opportunity. I am very proud that my son was selected out of so many applicants."