School Club Program

About Hands4Hope School Clubs:

Hands4Hope’s school based club program incorporates our mission by providing opportunities for students to Explore needs in their communities, Act on them by creating, developing and implementing service-learning projects, while offering a variety of opportunities to Lead. The goals for this program include: creating awareness of community needs and inspiring compassion that leads toward meaningful action; offering opportunities for leadership and personal development. 

Youth in the Hands4Hope Club program are immediately given the responsibility and power to make decisions on everything from Club policies to Club focus areas, which is what makes Hands4Hope Clubs different from other clubs and organizations.

Clubs Explore And Act:

Each Hands4Hope Club explores social issues and areas of need in their community, for example, foster children, wounded vets, homeless, battered women, senior citizens, to name a few. They learn about needs that are not being met, often by bringing in speakers who specialize in those areas. The larger Clubs are broken into committees, each with a focus area.

Once these teams of youth have a better understanding of current needs, as a group, they choose one need to focus on and work to help fill. They come up with a project (drive, fundraiser, outreach, awareness campaign, etc.), plan and implement it, presenting the results of their efforts to their chosen beneficiary (Foster Family Services, New Morning Shelter, a local food bank, etc). Finally, they reflect on what went well/could be improved and celebrate their work.


Each of these service-learning projects offers the opportunity for participating youth to develop a plan of action and timeline, create and manage a budget, and implement projects that support their chosen causes. All school Hands4Hope Clubs meets twice a month at their school, either during school or after school.

 

Club Leadership

Each Hands4Hope Club is run by a leadership team including President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Some Clubs have additional leadership roles such as Public Relations Coordinator. The leadership for each Club is voted on by student peers at the end of each school year. Team Hope, Hands4Hope’s elementary club is run by three  high school students, who mentor the younger students through outreach activities and projects, using the five stages of service learning. All Clubs are mentored by the H4H youth development coordinator and some of the larger Clubs have additional volunteer advisors to assist with breakout committees.

FYI - You do not have to be in a school club to participant with the Hands4Hope Outreach Program or Youth Committees. 

 

The Hands4Hope School Club program is offered in participating schools from Sacramento to Placerville.   

High School Clubs
Folsom High School Club
Independence High School Club
Oak Ridge High School Even Club
Oak Ridge High School Odd Club
Ponderosa High School Club
Union Mine High School Club
Middle School Clubs
Camerado Springs Middle School Club
Herbert Green Middle School Club
Marina Village Middle School Club
Rolling Hills Middle School Club
Sutter Middle School Club
If you are interested in starting a club at your school, please email us at info@hands4hopeyouth.org.​
 

The Hands4Hope School Club program is offered in participating schools from Sacramento to Placerville.   

High School Clubs
El Dorado High School Club
Folsom High School Club
Oak Ridge High School Even Club
Oak Ridge High School Odd Club
Ponderosa High School Club
Union Mine High School Club
Middle School Clubs
Camerado Springs Middle School Club
Herbert Green Middle School Club
Marina Village Middle School Club
Markham Middle School Club
Rolling Hills Middle School Club
Sutter Middle School Club
If you are interested in starting a club at your school, please email us at info@hands4hopeyouth.org.​

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