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Summer of Service Institute

Join YouthSERVE this summer and give back to our community while having fun! The YouthSERVE Summer Institute is a free 2-week program that helps youth gain community service hours, collaborate with peers, and realize their power to transform our community through service. On July 13th-17th and 27th-31st, we will meet up for at-home volunteer opportunities will that assist seniors, children, and the community as a whole!

Apply: Express Interest and make an account. THE APPLICATION CYCLE IS OPEN FOR SUMMER 2020.

Questions?  Email us or call YouthSERVE at 408-883-2477

Spread the Word: Download the Flyer

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Our Plan

The YouthServe Summer Institute group will meet 3 days during the weeks of July 13th-17th and 27th-31st. Service projects will be held over Zoom to ensure the safety of our volunteers, with the exception of an optional visit to the Muzzio Mosaic site in Watsonville to work on the community mosaic project.

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Your Commitment

We would like students to participate in both weeks, but they are not required to. We do ask that volunteers attend all remote service projects for the week(s) they sign up for. We hope you will join us this summer to amplify your voice and make a rewarding impact in Watsonville and beyond.

Applications for Summer 2020 are due Friday, July 3rd

Partner Sites 2020

  • Elderday Adult Day Healthcare - empowers elders to live with greater independence and dignity. Adults in their community benefit from health care services, respite and companionship. Through their planned daily activities — like music, yoga, art and woodworking — they ensure Elderday is a fun, active and supportive community for everyone involved.
  • Shapiro Knolls - affordable rental apartment homes that offer after school program for youth residents and adult programs which include financial literacy courses, computer training, career development, and health and wellness programs
  • Un Watsonville Brillante's Muzzio Mosaic Center - engages the community in which their public art projects will reside in. They have opened a free mosaic arts center in Watsonville for the design and fabrication work for Watsonville Brillante.
  • More!
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