"Learning takes on true meaning when students see someone's face light up as a result of food being provided to a family that needs some assistance or receiving much need clothing. Hands4Hope is a tremendous organization for our youth and for all those that are the beneficiaries of their efforts. " - Dr. Vicki Barber, Former El Dorado County Superintendent
Make a donation of in-kind goods and services, give a monetary donation, or sponsor an event or program.
Hands4Hope includes both community service and service-learning, school-based clubs, and youth leadership, giving youth of all ages the power to decide their level involvement. We also offer many opportunities for parents and adults to get involved!
In 2015, our participating youth reported growth in the areas of Positive Youth Development, Skills and Mastery, Social Awareness and Social Capital :
95% of participating youth reported that after participating in a Hands4Hope School Club they felt they had the skills to make a difference in their community.
93% reported being able to work well as a member of a team and felt that they learned to accept other people's perspectives.
88% reported learning the skills to gather information about a problem before deciding what action to take.
86% reported learning the skills to initiate an action plan.
80% reported gaining communication skills, including speaking well in front of a group and speaking with community leaders.
91% reported they felt personal responsibility to help their community.
95% reported they felt youth can make an important impact in the community
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