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Youth Leadership & Community Service Program
About

am2pm is our leadership development and community service program for middle and high school youth. This program takes place each summer and combines direct service opportunities with education and reflection that provide a context for their service and equips participants with leadership skills needed to make a meaningful difference in the world. 

For example, students will spend time at a meals program serving individuals who are unhoused. They will then have a Q&A session with the leader of a local homeless service provider coalition about the systemic issues that lead to homelessness. They will then receive training in community organizing principles to learn how to effectively lobby elected officials for policy changes that affect the unhoused community.

Not only will students earn all of the community service hours needed for graduation (Medford High School requires 60!!!) but they will leave the program armed with skills and experiences that will make them positive forces of good in our community.

Sample Program Schedule

What does a week of am2pm look like? Check out a sample schedule below:

7 Days
Friday, June 23 - Thursday, June 29

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

Day 2
AM: Q&A With President of Homeless Coalition
PM: First Aid Certification

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: Mental Health First Aid Training
PM: Visiting elders at the Medford Senior Center

Day 7
AM: West Medford cleanup project
PM: Closing celebration

10 Days
Mon, July 3 - Fri, July 7 & Mon, July 10 - Fri, July 14
or
Mon, July 17 - Fri 21 & Mon, July 24 - Fri, July 28

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: Closing celebration

Day 8
AM: West Medford cleanup project
PM: Closing celebration

Day 9
AM: West Medford cleanup project
PM: Closing celebration

Day 10
AM: West Medford cleanup project
PM: Closing celebration