Who We Are and What We Do
Hands4Hope is a youth driven nonprofit, based in northern California, with a mission to empower youth to make a positive difference in the world around them through Exploration, Action, and Leadership.
Ryan Christopher Hersh was a young man who was an active participant in
Hands4Hope and loved being involved in making a difference in his community.
He was a kind and gentle and served his community with love, respect, and an
open heart. The Ryan Christopher Hersh Memorial Scholarship Fund is a fund
that was initiated by Ryan’s grandparents in his memory. Ryan passed away at
the age of 18.
To honor Ryan and his love of serving, his grandparents Nancy and Darwin Myers
and Sharon and Dick Tietgens created this fund so that others may explore needs
in their community and have the opportunity to take action in their own way, as Ryan
did through Hands4Hope. They also want young people to be able to explore their
own strengths, whether it be sports, art, music, leadership, or something else, through
local summer camps. Ryan was an avid athlete with a passion for football and lacrosse.
We are in the process of forming the Hands4Hope Ryan Christopher Hersh Scholarship Committee and are accepting applications now. This committee will be made up of high school and college-age students (14-22) from the greater El Dorado Hills area. Members of this committee will be responsible for determining criteria for scholarships, creating and distributing the RCH Scholarship Application, marketing the scholarship program, reviewing completed applications, and awarding scholarships, while managing the program budget.
Participants Will Have the Opportunity to:
If you are interested in being a part of the Hands4Hope Ryan Christopher Hersh Scholarship Committee, please complete the online application (link below) or download the application (PDF application here) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 4th, 2017.
Hands4Hope Ryan Christopher Hersh Scholarship Committee