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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

What is it?

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.

For more information, click the links below to find out:

The am2pm perspective

The art of am2pm youth

am2pm: building community by serving others

When is it?

Thursday, June 27 – Wednesday, July 3 (9am – 5pm Daily).

Click here to get on the mailing list for updates about this 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?

$150.00, which includes lunch, a t-shirt, and transportation to and from outreach sites. If this cost is prohibitive, scholarships are available! You can simply and confidentially indicate your desire for a scholarship on your application (there is a checkbox).

When is the registration deadline?

June 1, 2019 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?

An online registration form will be available soon.

Click here to receive a notification when it’s up.