Sumer of Service LogoEarn at least 25 service hours this summer while helping your community from the comfort of your own home!

Teens who need service hours are invited to participate in the Teen Summer of Service Program, a six-week series of virtual events and projects for middle and high school students.

This series features local organizations that help the community overcome a variety of challenges, from voting rights to the environment and animal protection. Each weekly workshop includes a short presentation, followed by breakout group discussions and activities. Presenters will offer several options for service projects that can be completed in a time and place that works for you!

Space is limited and registration is required.

All registered participants will receive a kit of supplies to complete the service projects, along with a free, signed copy of “The First Thirty” (NSDLC Multicultural Relations Book of the Year) and the companion workbook “A Place to Sit.”

REGISTER NOW to guarantee your spot!

Speaker Line-up

June 24 – Voting Rights with Lee County Supervisor of Elections
July 1  - Helping the Homeless with Lee County Human and Veteran Services
July 8 – Littering with Keep Lee County Beautiful
July 15 –  TBD
July 22 – Animal Abuse with Lee County Animal Services
July 29 -  Leadership and Service Q&A with Greg Forbes Siegman (co-author of “The First Thirty”)

At the end of the series, after reading the books, the group will have a chance to take part in a Q&A on Zoom with Greg Forbes Siegman (the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service upon whom the book is based).

Expectations of Participants

  • Attend and participate in all six virtual workshops. More than two unexcused absences will forfeit your spot in the program.
  • Communicate with staff mentor if unable to attend a workshop or complete a project.
  • Finish projects and return them to library (if applicable) by August 7th in order to receive credit. 
  • Participants are strongly urged to make sure this program qualifies for their service hour requirements and provide any required paperwork to their staff mentor.
All participants will receive a letter verifying their hours and participation in the program on or after August 10th.