Summer Leadership Camps &
Student Volunteer Programs

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Youth Summer Service Week (YSSW)

June 19-23 
June 26-30   
(Monday thru Friday)
Sign up for one week... or for both!

Help Someone Near You This Summer

There’s plenty of good work to do right here in town. Youth Summer Service Week (YSSW) provides area high school-aged youth with an affordable, local week-long urban mission experience each summer. A diverse cohort of youth participants learn together about social issues in our community.  Work with local agencies that are making a difference and helping our neighbors in need.

Students participating in the program will spend Monday through Friday on a supervised team, working on a variety of service projects, talking with and learning from community leaders, dining together, and reflecting on the service work we do. Participants will also receive leadership and team-building training, and learn about housing, hunger, poverty, caring for the environment, and other issues facing the local community. 
To Learn More Click HERE
To Register Chick HERE

YSSW hours can also be used to complete the Mayor’s Award and Presidential Award
Institute of Civic Engagement for Emerging Leaders

July 17-21 and July 24-28  
(Monday thru Friday)

This is a two-week Leadership Institute for High School students: 
- Build knowledge, skills and confidence as a leader to  achieve greater success
- Explore relevant and local issues that will spark community engagement
- Practice strategies for leading positive change
- Looks Great on College Applications!

To Learn More Click HERE
To Register Chick HERE

Institute hours can also be used to complete the Mayor’s Award and Presidential Award
Student Community Service Awards
Most service hours for nonprofits, school-clubs, church and other service organizations are eligible for these awards.
Sign-up is easy!

Commissioners' Award
50+ volunteer hours during the school year
(all hours already served this school year counts toward this award!)
Click HERE for more info

Mayor’s Award
60+ volunteer hours during the summer
(all service beginning the first day of summer vacation counts--includes individual photo shoot with the Mayor)
Click HERE for more info

President’s Award
Earn the bronze, silver, gold or lifetime achievement award from the White House! (age-specific levels).
Click HERE for more info

The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center is the local certifying organization for these award hours.

Last year our students were recognized for over 50,000 hours of service to the Triangle Community. We host an award ceremony for all student achievement programs every year in the Fall. Check out our Award Program Booklet HERE

(These programs develop a legacy of service and leadership AND look terrific for college and work resumes!)

To learn more visit: 
PO Box 3374, Durham, NC 27702   |   919.613-5109 |