(Photo: Morning registration and team meeting at Signature Service Week.)
This week, nearly 400 Washington, DC students are spending Spring Break with City Year. Let’s take a quick look at the week’s activities:
City Year’s annual spring break camp, Camp City Year, is open to students in K-8th grades. The Camp’s mission is to provide a safe, fun and educational environment for students during the spring break vacation. Students who participate will take a ride on the “Magic Metro Bus,” exploring outer space, the depths of the ocean, the human body and cultures around the world. On the final day, campers will participate in a carnival hosted by City Year volunteers.
Signature Service Week is open to students in 8-12th grades. The event, themed Service Warriors: A Week in Community Renewal, engages students in service-learning activities that address HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness and environmental sustainability. During the week, volunteers will work with service partners across the city, including Bread for the City, Capital Area Food Bank, Capitol Hill Group Ministry, DC Central Kitchen, D.C. Parks and Recreation, The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, Martha’s Table, Metro TeenAIDS and Ocean Conservancy. Participants will complete 40 hours of community service, fulfilling community service requirements that many students need for graduation.