Expanding Horizons Summer Program
Expanding Horizons, YVC’s intensive summer program, provides weeklong blocks of service learning projects throughout Ann Arbor. Expanding Horizons reinforces teamwork skills, appreciation for diversity, and civic responsibility.
The YVC summer program runs during summer weekdays on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The teens travel together on foot or via public transportation to pre-arranged projects in the Washtenaw County area. Depending on the project and agency involved, participants can spend anywhere from a few hours to a full week completing the service. Examples of agencies that YVC has served in the past include the Center for Independent Living, the Salvation Army, Food Gatherers, SAFE House, and Neighborhood Senior Services.
Under the supervision of YVC adult team leaders, the participants learn beforehand about the mission of each individual agency they are to serve. The staff and teens discuss the goals of each project and establish work guidelines prior to their arrival at the project site. At the end of each project, YMCA staff guide participants through group discussions and project reflection.
For more information about Expanding Horizons, please contact Abigael Davis, Youth Volunteer Corps/Youth in Government Coordinator at 734.661.8017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning February 11, 2014, you may register online. Although we prefer that you register online, a downloadable paper form is available here and maybe returned to the Ann Arbor YMCA, attention to Abbey Davis.