YouthServe Programs


Schools Represented

Service + Instruction Hours

Local Beneficiaries

Community Action

Community Action/Service Days

Community Service Days open to any interested youth ages 13-18, no pre-requisites necessary.   Events are generally 3-5 hours in length and activities vary depending on the service partner, but include things like planting trees/landscaping/community gardens, trash pick-up, cleaning out old buildings for use, painting/repairing homes.  Volunteers must register online.  Interested service partners are encouraged to contact our office.

Service Education

A school-based program implemented by YouthServe focusing on an introduction to civic engagement, community needs and how to meet community needs through service. Teachers and schools may choose a traditional four-session (55 minutes each) program or extend the program for a Student Changemaker Council model, including a service project.   Contact Daniel Ross for more information.

Service Education

Urban Service Camp

A transformative camp allowing youth from all walks of life to live and work together for one week to positively impact communities in the city center. There are three sessions over June and July, featuring three full days of community service as well as intensive workshops on a variety of topics ranging from the nature of privilege, to questions and realities of poverty/fiscal responsibility, to policy and how it affects the growth of communities.  The final session of camp is an advanced session for repeat campers with more in-depth studies and interaction with community issues.   Space is limited to 30 campers per session and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Fees apply, need-based scholarships available.

Youth Leadership

Two youth leadership groups provide year-round opportunities for in-depth, unique experiences in service and philanthropy.  Youth Action Council is open to ages 13-18, meets monthly to plan and execute YouthServe community service days.  Youth Philanthropy Council is open to grades 10-12, meets monthly to learn grantmaking and ultimately, awards $20,000 in grant money via the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation.

Applications for Youth Action Council and Youth Philanthropy Council are closed for the 2017-18 academic year.

Youth Philanthropy Council Members may click here for your website.  Non profits interested in applying for the YPC 2018 grant opportunity can find information and grant guidelines here.  Ready to apply?  Click here to begin.