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Summer time

This summer youth through out Santa Cruz County dedicated their time to a mural project created by Youth Serve. Back in January we started an MLK Day project with over fifty youth volunteers showing up to participate. Unfortunately, we were unable to continue with the project then due to the wall being wet. You can […]

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Senior Tech Day is Back!

In May Youth Serve volunteers dedicated their time to helping senior citizens again. As you recall Youth Serve and Senior Center at Louden Nelson collaborated in March to bring the very first Senior Tech Day to Louden Nelson. The Senior Tech Day not only helped seniors figure out some electronic gadgets and social network sites […]

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Global Youth Service Day

Youth Serve collaborated with Homeless Garden Project for Global Youth Service Day on April 16, 2011. Our Global Youth Service Day Project this year was a composting project. The youth wanted to learn how to compost and implement composting in their everyday lives. At the Homeless Garden Project we learnt that with the right ingredients […]

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New beginnings and excellent projects

Thank you for visiting our Youth Blog, if you would like to work with us please check out our Current Youth Friendly opportunities! WE MOVED! Youth Serve has moved to a new location at 1740 17th Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062. The new location has been excellent for our program as it allows us ample […]

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Organizing and gearing up for future projects

February was a month for Youth Serve volunteers to get started on several new projects that are coming up in the following months. One of the projects we’ve been working on is the Human Race. The Human Race Walkathon and Fun Run is the largest collaborative community fundraiser in Santa Cruz County. Youth Serve is […]

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Youth Serve creates, organizes and begins a mural project!

Early December Youth Serve was planning a Graffiti Removal project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day when an Aptos High School student Elena LaPlaca contacted us. Elena was interested in painting a mural on a retaining wall in Aptos after a class project she did on graffiti.  Together we started planning the Graffiti Removal/ Mural […]

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Adopt-A-Family and gearing for the New Year

Youth Serve dedicated a lot of time to helping the Adopt-A-Family project in December. In Santa Cruz youth volunteers were able to table at Toys R Us for the Toys for Tots event. Toys for Tots donated some of their collection to the program. The youth who were unable to attend the warehouse events in […]

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Santa Cruz and Watsonville youth collaborate for the holidays

November has been a great month of collaboration for Youth Serve. The focus of our programming this month was bringing holiday cheer to the Adopt-A-Family participants this year. The volunteer center received 400 families that needed assistance over the holidays identified through several community organizations. The need is greater than ever. One of the activities […]

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Make a Difference Day Oct. 23, 2010

Make a Difference Day takes place every year in October engaging millions of volunteers around the world. Here in Santa Cruz it coincides with ShareFest that collaborates with several area churches to send out hundreds of volunteers in the community. This year was no different with both events providing volunteers in droves for several projects […]

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