United Way Summer Serve

United Way Summer Serve 2016

United Way Summer Serve engages area youth ages 12-17 in volunteer service projects at various nonprofit agencies throughout Frederick County. 

The program consists of three separate two-week sessions that will provide the participants with a comprehensive understanding of the areas of need in our community. The participants will experience a team-based environment that will present them with challenges and opportunities to grow their leadership skills. The program runs weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm June 20th to August 8th (except for July 4th - July 8th).  

Leadership Week runs from August 8th to August 12th and is available to any who have registered for Sessions 1, 2 and/or 3 of Summer Serve 2016. Leadership Week will give participants an opportunity to further expand upon their ability to work well with others and teach them how they can serve as a catalyst for positive change in their community.      

2016 Summer Serve Registration will be available here starting February 17th, 2016!              

Detailed Schedule:

Session 1: June 20- June 24 and June 27- July 1
Session 2: July 11- July 15 and July 18- July 22
Session 3: July 25- July 29 and August 1- August 5
Leadership Week: August 8- August12

For questions about the Summer Serve program or scholarships, please contact Shana Knight (Sknight@uwfrederick.org) or (301)578-4008.

Over 7,100 volunteer hours have been completed, with the value of the customer service more than $161,000. 

A very special thank you to our Summer Serve 2015 service sites and partners, YMCA of Frederick County and Head Start!

Summer Serve 2015 Information:

Draft Participant Orientation Packet

United Way Summer Serve Release Form

YMCA Emergency Contact Info

What participants and parents said about Summer Serve:

“It made me realize I can make a difference.”
“The stuff you do no matter how little can make a big difference to someone out here in the world.”
“It helped me realize what good we can do if we all work in unison, united.”
“Giving our child the ability to not only stay active all summer through volunteering but also build friendships with older teens in a mentoring role was a fantastic opportunity.”

Check out some highlights from Summer Serve 2014: 

Summer Serve: Students participate in service projects Through United Way 

Time to Get to the Fair: MyPlate Interactive Garden is a New Addition to GFF 

Group Gives Back to Community, Plants for Great Frederick Fair

Mosaic Honoring Lord Nickens in the Works

Fair Gets National Recognition for Agriculture Education