For 2016, we are offering 5 weeks of TeenImpact--5 different weeks to learn and serve.

Farm to Table--urban agriculture, food justice, healthy eating and hunger issues.
Home Sweet Home--focusing on housing and homelessness.
Service Sampler--an introduction to several community issues like history, the environment, youth development, and more!

2016 Dates
July 11-15, 2016 Home Sweet Home
July 18-22, 2016 Farm to Table
July 25-29, 2016 Service Sampler
August 1-5, 2016 Home Sweet Home
August 8-12, 2016 Farm to Table

Sample Daily Schedule:
8:45AM: youth arrive at centralized meeting location
9-9:30AM (depending on location): youth are transported to a local nonprofit partner
9:30AM-12PM: youth engage in learning and serving
12-1PM: lunch
1-3:30PM: youth engage in learning and serving
3:30PM: youth leave for centralized meeting location
4-4:30PM: dedicated reflection time
4:30-5PM: parent pick up

Who is eligible?
Area youth aged 12-15, are invited to apply. Youth will be assigned into the program based on their preferences and availability into the program. Because we often receive more applications than we have slots, a waiting list will be established to monitor and fill all available slots.

What are the transportation arrangements for TeenImpact?
TeenImpact participants will meet each morning at a designated meeting location (TBD, but it will be a centralized location in the Richmond area and on a GRTC bus line). Program staff will transport youth in a passenger van to each location each day of the program. TeenImpact participants need to guarantee they have reliable transportation to and from the meeting location for each day of the program.

Is there a cost associated with TeenImpact?
There is a program fee of $175 for one week. A limited number of scholarships are available if financial hardship is demonstrated.

Applications for 2016 are now closed.

Questions: volunteer@handsonrva.org or 804-330-5618.

Started in 2010, TeenImpact is HandsOn Greater Richmond’s summer service learning program for youth. TeenImpact is a unique opportunity for youth to begin to understand issues facing our region and how they have the power to make positive change for a better community. Youth from all over the Richmond area will be engaged in learning about the issues facing our community and volunteer to address those issues. Each week has a designated theme, and each day during that week, youth visit with a different nonprofit partner along that theme. Approximately half of the day is spent learning about the organization and the issue they address, and the other half is engaged in a service project that benefits that organization.