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Want to change the world?Join AM2PM and let’s make it happen!


👋 Hey middle and high schoolers! Looking for a summer program that combines community service, leadership development, and fun? Look no further! 💪

With AM2PM, you’ll have the chance to work alongside experienced mentors who will help you develop your own leadership and life skills while making a real impact in your community. From serving meals to those in need to learning about systemic issues that affect our world, you’ll gain valuable experience and knowledge that will equip you to make a meaningful difference in your classroom, community, and the world. 🌍

Plus, high schoolers will earn all of the community service hours needed for graduation (60 hours, anyone?), and have the opportunity to become a paid peer mentor for the middle school portion of our program. It’s a win-win! 😎

So what are you waiting for? Join us this summer and discover just how much you’re capable of achieving. 💫 #am2pm #leadershipdevelopment #communityservice #makeadifference #youthempowerment  #communityconnection 


To be accessible to all students, the cost of AM2PM depends on your ability to pay. We offer full pay, partial pay, and scholarship options.

The AM2PM program will give particular consideration to the recruitment of youth who identify as BIPOC+, LGBTQIA+, and/or other historically underrepresented populations as program participants, peer mentors, volunteers, and staff.

Applications for the 2023 summer season are being accepted through June 16 with priority given to those who apply first.

Keep scrolling to learn more and see how to apply.

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7 Days
Friday, June 23 – Thursday, June 29

9 am – 5 pm

Day 1
AM: Program Orientation
PM: Serving at a Soup Kitchen in Cambridge

Day 2
AM: Racial Justice Q&A With President of NAACP
PM: CPR & First Aid Certification

Day 3
AM: Economic Justice and Food Security Q&A with Homeless Coalition
PM: Cooking and Care Packages/Distributing Food to the Chronically Homeless

Day 4
AM: Info Session on Organic Farms and Work Day at Wright Locke Farm
PM: Topical Film Screening and Discussion

Day 5
AM: Mystic River Clean-up Project
PM: Environmental Justice Workshop

Day 6
AM: teen Mental Health First Aid Training
PM: teen Mental Health First Aid Training

Day 7
AM: Meditation and Mindfulness Training
PM: Using Community Organizing Tools for Change & Closing celebration

Following the high school am2pm program those who have applied and successfully completed the preparation to become peer mentors will receive a weekly stipend of $500.00 to mentor during the middle school am2pm program this summer. The peer mentor role will continue throughout the school year with quarterly leadership development and community service projects (as their schedule will allow).

10 Days
Weekdays: Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 21
Weekdays: Monday, July 24 – Friday, August 4

9 am – 5 pm

Day 1
AM: Program Orientation
PM: Serving at a Soup Kitchen in Cambridge

Day 2
AM: Mystic River cleanup
PM: Constructing Community Garden Box  

Day 3
AM: Cooking, baking and making care packages
PM: Distributing food to the chronically homeless

Day 4
AM: Farm day at Wright Locke Farm
PM: Farm day at Wright Locke Farm

Day 5
AM: Sorting donations at Medford Food Pantry
PM: Serving a meal at Bread of Life

Day 6
AM: Painting project at the Medford Community Center
PM: Visiting elders at the Medford Senior Center

Day 7
AM: West Medford cleanup project
PM: Conversation with local arts activists

Day 8
AM: Field trip to the Museum of African Heritage History
PM: Conversation with local NAACP leaders

Day 9
AM: Global poverty online project
PM: Meal cooking project

Day 10
AM: Closing celebration
PM: Closing celebration


Why is this program called "AM2PM"?

Sanctuary UCC has been running this program for close to 10 years. In it’s original iteration, students were engaged in acts of community service from morning till night (a.m. to p.m. – get it?) for an entire year. Over the years the program has evolved to include leadership development to equip students to not just serve their communities but to solve problems that their communities face.

When and where does AM2PM take place?

The AM2PM High School Program is 7 days long and runs from Friday, June 23 to Thursday, June 29.

The AM2PM Middle School Program 10 days long. Students can enroll either of our two sessions which run weekdays, Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 21 or Monday, July 24 to Friday, August 4.

Hillside Community Church (144 North Street in Medford) is our base of operations. While we travel to a lot of different service and learning sites, students will be dropped off and picked up there.

Who is eligible to participate in AM2PM?

Rising 6th-graders through 9th-graders are eligible to participate in our Middle School Program.

Rising 10th-graders through college freshmen are eligible to participate in our High School Program.

While our program is based in Medford, MA, it is open to students from throughout the Commonwealth.

Explain more about the peer mentor aspect of the program...

High Schoolers who complete the 7-day AM2PM program will have the opportunity to serve as a peer mentor during one of the following Middle School sessions. Peer mentors assist AM2PM staff as they guide Middle Schoolers through various community service projects and leadership development programs. For their efforts, peer mentors will receive a stipend of $500 per week.

How much does AM2PM cost?

To be accessible to all students, the cost of AM2PM depends on your ability to pay. We offer full pay, partial pay, and scholarship options.

The full pay option is $750 per students (Please note: we make no money from this program. This amount will cover his amount.)

Our partial pay option allows you to pay as much as can.

If you are income eligible (see this chart), our scholarship option will cover the full cost of the AM2PM program.

Why is a church running this program?

Serving our neighbors and making the world a better place is the heart of what we do as a church. 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!

How do I register my child for AM2PM?

Applying to AM2PM is easy! Just click the button below to go our online application:


What if I have a question you didn't answer?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

Is there something I can print to share with a friend?

am2pm flyers

Of course!  Here’s a folder with a poster, a handout, and a flyer! They all have a QR code linked to this webpage!