Youth Summer Service Week

You don't have to go out of the country to help someone in need 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 and 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. 


Who We Serve
Rising 9th graders through 12th grade students
(YSSW accepts up to 25 students) 
$350 per week 
Camp Date and Times
June 19 – 23 (Monday - Friday) (FULL)
8:30am – 5:30pm
June 26 – 30 (Monday - Friday)  (a few spaces remain)
8:30am – 5:30pm 
Early and Late Drop Off Options
Students can be dropped off starting at 8:00am with a pick up no later than 6:00pm. Late pick up will incur a fee.
Drop Off and Pickup Location
Yates Baptist Church will serve as the drop off and pick up location. 2819 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707. Drop off in the second smaller parking lot.  (The church is located beside Rogers Herr Middle School.) 
Please pack your students a lunch (no refrigerator or microwave available).
Snacks provided daily. If your student has food allergies, please pack a snack.

Students/Parents will complete on online application. You will be notified of acceptance and payment must be paid in full for confirmation of enrollment. YSSW openings are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. All tuition must be paid prior to the first day of camp. Make checks out to The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center (TNVLC) with "YSSW" in the memo line.

Applications and deposits accepted until camp is filled.
Full tuition is due by June 10. 

Presented by:
Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center
Adrienne Clark, Special Programs Director

We need Volunteers to help!
Shifts are available for full or half days.
Preference will be given to volunteers
who are able to help on multiple days.

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