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Youth Community Service Summer Program

Community service hours are mandatory.
Having fun doing them is optional!

am2pm is a one-week intensive community service program for high school students. From morning to evening (a.m. to p.m., get it?) for seven days, participants engage their community through a variety of service activities: painting rooms for non-profits, doing neighborhood cleanups, building community garden beds, caring for elders, and more.

Participants won’t just earn most of the hours they need to fulfill their high school’s community service requirement, but they’ll learn that service can be fun in the process!

Sample Program Schedule

Day 1

Morning
Community-building activities

Afternoon
Serving at a soup kitchen in Cambridge

Day 2

Morning
Mystic River Cleanup

Afternoon

Constructing community garden beds

Day 3

Morning
Cooking, baking and making care packages

Afternoon
Distributing these to homeless men and women in Cambridge

Day 4

Morning
Farm day at Wright Locke Farm

Afternoon
Farm day at Wright Locke Farm

Day 5

Morning
Sorting donations at Medford Food Pantry

Afternoon

Serving a meal at Bread of Life

Day 6

Morning
Painting project at the Medford Community Center

Afternoon
Visiting elders at the Medford Senior Center

Day 7

Morning
West Medford cleanup project

Afternoon
Closing celebration

Program Info

When is it?

#am2pm2018 took place: Friday, June 22th – Thursday, June 28th (8am – 6pm Daily)

#am2pm2019 will take place in early summer – during that sweet spot between the end of school and your family vacation!

Send us an email or text am2pm to 51555 or go here to get on the mailing list for next year’s program!!

Who can attend?

All youth in grades 9-12.
High school graduates are welcome to apply to be counselors.

Where does it take place?

Hillside Community Church (144 North Street in Medford) is our primary meeting site. Most service activities will take place in Medford.

What about meals?

Lunch will be provided everyday.

How much does it cost?

$100.00, which includes lunch, a t-shirt, and transportation to and from outreach sites. Please be in touch with us if this fee is prohibitive – scholarships are available.

When is the registration deadline?

June 1, 2018 at 5pm.

Call us at 315-447-4974 if you have missed the registration deadline and we’ll let you know if we still have room!

Who is supervising the program?

This year’s program director is Rev. Tom Hathaway, community service enthusiast and pastor of Hillside Community Church in Medford.

He and all other leaders (we are committed to having a 5:1 student-to-leader ratio or better) have received CORI background checks.

Why is a church running this program?

Serving our neighbors is the heart of what we do. Whether you are a person of faith or no faith at all, if you want to join us in this work, we’re glad to have you with us!

Have questions we didn't answer?

Contact program director Rev. Tom Hathaway by email at tom@sanctuaryucc.org or by phone at 315-447-4974.

How do I register?

1
Click the button below to download the am2pm registration forms.

2
Complete the forms, having a parent/guardian sign as indicated.

3
Mail or bring completed forms, along with a check for $100 made payable to “Sanctuary UCC”, to Sanctuary UCC at 458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155.

Completed forms can also be emailed to tom@sanctuaryucc.org.