Youth Service Corps - SUMMER 2018

Program Information

This a program that is available for teens entering the 7th grade up through the 12th grade. It runs from the last week in June through the first week in August. The program is being divided into two 3-week programs. The number of volunteer hours average 20 hours per week. In addition, there are a variety of fun team building activities offered in the afternoon.

The program runs Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3:00pm. There are 4 hours of community service per work day and 2.5 hours for lunch plus afternoon team building activities. Volunteers may stay for the entire day (until 3pm) or may leave at 12:30pm (with prior parent permission). Volunteers arrive and depart at the Central Park Performance Pavilion every day. 

In this unique experience, teens work together (with one lead staff/counselor per work team) to complete community work projects throughout the City. Projects include: weed abatement, minor park equipment repair, painting, landscaping, litter pickup at any of the City's 52 parks, and much more. In addition to the volunteer work, teens participate in outdoor activities that further build on the principles of team work and leadership.

The afternoon activities center around a weekly theme. Themes include: YSC Olympics, The Amazing Race, Star Wars, Science Week, and Teen Trivia! In addition to all the community service and afternoon fun & laughs, the City hosts a "Summer Volunteer Party" at the City of Fremont Aqua Adventure Waterpark on Friday, August 24, 2018. All YSC participants are welcome to attend at no cost. 

Program Highlights

  • The 2015 Youth Service Corps celebrated its 50th anniversary! The program enrolled over 200 teens over the summer and completed more than 12,000 hours of community service.
  • 2018's YSC will be the 53rd year of the program's existence in the City of Fremont. The program is rich in tradition and prides itself in instilling a good work ethic often missed in today's youth. 
  • There is a balance of work and fun recreational activities each day. 
  • Youth/teens learn the principles of project management, work ethic, team work, and civic engagement.
  • Volunteers receive a t-shirt, service hours and confirmation letter, an Aqua Adventure Waterpark field trip each session, and the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (volunteer must let the YSC Director know if they're interested in receiving the award). For information and award requirements, please visit the PVSA website
  • In addition to going to the waterpark each session, Friday field trips include: Boomers ($15), Cloverleaf Family Bowl ($5), or a day at the movies and In-n-Out Burger ($10) (fieldtrips subject to change).

YSC Orientation 2018 (for enrolled students only, in one or both sessions)

June 19, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Teen Center in Central Park. 

TLA Information Night (do not need to be enrolled in either YSC or CIT)

If you're interested in getting information about the YSC or CIT, join us for this informational open house on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm at the Teen Center in Central Park.

For more information on YSC, call Joe Benjamin at (510) 790-5546 or email.
Registration for the 2018 program is now open. You may register online at RegeRec or in person at the Main Recreation Office located at 3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg. B. Fremont, 94538. For scholarship information, call 510-494-4344 or via email.

The Youth Service Corps is a summer program only.
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