Serve! In The Community
Volunteering and community service is a fundamental value of Serve! and a cornerstone of our program model for diverse and at-risk youth. We believe that being actively involved in your community is critical to the health of that community, at the same time as it builds opportunities to learn and grow as individuals. Serve! has always benefited by partnering with other organizations, and by capitalizing on the strengths and skill-set of our volunteers. Serve! extends our heartfelt thanks to our partners and volunteers who contributed to our activities this year.
A core belief at Serve! is that stronger youth help make stronger communities. By becoming involved in community, youth participants of Serve! develop a sense of accomplishment and purpose, and gain an understanding of, and sensitivity to, community issues.
The programs of Serve! all feature service projects where youth work in the community. These projects focus on key areas of need: education, homelessness and poverty relief, environmental protection/renewal, and community development.
Serve! works on these projects with community partners who provide invaluable support and work with Serve! to ensure the best possible outcome for both the youth participants and the community.
Serve! also provides volunteer opportunities for people who want to help Serve! and help youth make a difference in their community.