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Teens4Good Teens 4 Good, a program of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers, is a youth entrepreneurial produce and nutrition business that transforms vacant lots into urban gardens/farms, improving access to healthy food for communities, creating meaningful jobs for at-risk youth and empowering youth to become healthy responsible young adults and leaders who give back to their communities. http://fncphilly.org/teens4good/
Philadelphia Youth Commission Committee (year-round) Volunteering at the Philadelphia Youth Commission is a great way to get involved in your community while learning more about our city and the challenges we face. By contributing your time and knowledge, you can learn something new, share what you already know, meet new people, and have fun! Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.Volunteers should be friendly, outgoing, and enjoy working with people. Volunteers should have an interest in the following areas: Youth Violence, Programming, Policy, Health, Education. Volunteers work on a committee of their choice within the Youth Commission to: create curriculum to educate the community on youth issues and concerns, help plan and implement youth engagement events, assist with hands-on learning opportunities, help to draft and advise current legislation http://www.phila.gov/youthcommission/getinvolved/Pages/JoinaCommittee.aspx
Project HOME Summer Service Learning Experience Project HOME offers rising 10th to 12th grade students a summer service opportunity focused on learning about issues of poverty and homelessness, building relationships with others involved in social change, getting to know persons who have experienced poverty and homelessness, and engaging in service with Project HOME and other agencies fighting poverty, hunger and homelessness in Philadelphia. This experience is designed to deepen students’ desire to be of service, understanding of Project HOME’s mission, insight on the issues of poverty and homelessness and the systems that impact these issues, experience of diversity, and connections with other teens interested in serving their community. Program fee of $100 is required to participate in the program. Scholarships are available. Please request scholarship assistance on the application. https://projecthome.org/posts/2017/03/project-home-summer-service-learning-experience-high-school-students Deadline: May 24, 2018