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Mid Year On-Campus Club Updates - 2023-24 Program Year

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

Shriners Hospital

"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!


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