This is an exciting time of year for the Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference on-campus Clubs! Hands4Hope mentors 14 clubs at 13 middle and high school campuses from Folsom to Placerville through a year-long service-learning model. Club participants, led by their peer elected leaders, investigate areas of need in their communities, and then select one area to focus on assisting. Then they select an agency to benefit from their efforts, and a specific need to fill by organizing a project or series of projects.
As we begin the second semester, all 14 school clubs are now in their planning and preparation phase, which includes project selection, goal setting and creating a project timeline. Each club breaks into committees for marketing, operations, finance, and public relations, giving all participants a chance to enhance their skills in their chosen areas.
Currently there are 367 active participants in on-campus clubs led by 64 Hands4Hope Youth Leaders.
Sutter Middle School, Folsom
WeEMBRACE (Disabled Youth)
To be announced
Folsom Middle School
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary
The club visited the rescue facility to get to know them better. The club is planning a movie night event to take place in late April or May to raise funds toward a new exam table and light for their new clinic.
Vista Del Lago High School, Folsom
Wind Youth Services
Valentine-Gram Bear Sales and Goat Yoga Event (date TBD). Their goal is to purchase tents and tarps for the 30+ youth that are turned away every night due to lack of beds at the shelter.
Folsom High School
Koinonia Family Services
They are planning a game night.
Marina Village Middle School, El Dorado Hills
Foothill Dog Rescue
They are planning a K-9 Carnival Fundraiser on April 10th from 3-6 pm.
Rolling Hills Middle School, El Dorado Hills
The Barnyard Animal Rescue Nest (Fall Festival partners)
They are planning "Hands4 Horses" to sell concessions at track meets.
Oak Ridge High School Empower, El Dorado Hills
The Upper Room
Car Wash "Bubbles4Bucks" with a goal to raise $2,000
Oak Ridge High School Inspire, El Dorado Hills
"Slices4Shriners" dine-in night at the Pizza Factory (date TBD) and coupon book sales; goal to raise $1,500
Camerado Springs Middle School, Cameron Park
Foothill Dog Rescue
They are hoping to host a photo booth event on campus.
Ponderosa High School, Shingle Springs
"Project Prom" - Prom Dress and Accessory Drive, with a goal of distributing 150 pieces of formal attire
Union Mine High School, El Dorado
Upper Room Dining Hall
"Clean Cars for a Cause" car wash on April 7; goal to raise $2,000
Edwin Markham Middle School, Placerville
"Charity with a Side of Pizza" Fundraiser at Pizza Factory, April 4; with a goal to raise $500
Herbert Green Middle School, Placerville
Sierra Wildlife Rescue
Donut Fundraiser; Goal to raise $1,000
El Dorado High School, Placerville
The Center for Violence Free Relationships
"Feeding Hearts Drive" food drive at El Dorado High campus with a goal to collect 300 food items; and "Helping Hands 4 Little Hearts" baby items drive at Sierra Elementary with a goal to collect 200 baby items
We look forward to sharing with everyone specific details of how to support each of these projects and goals!