Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Need Summer Activities for Kids?
Well, here we are - it’s summer!

The kids are out of school and we need a plan! I know many of you have worked months to get the perfect plan in place to keep the kids productive and pleasantly busy over the summer months. For those of you who are like me, there may be some holes in the summer calendar needing to be filled. That may turn out to be a good thing!

Does your teen love tutoring? Working with kids? Gardening? Putting a smile on a stranger's face? Or do they maybe need to learn to love those things?

Maybe they could volunteer and make a difference in Nashville every day or just a few days this summer. Hands On Nashville's Youth Volunteer Corps gives teens the opportunity to explore their interests, meet new people, make our local cities a better place, and have fun while doing it.

The YVC involves a service-learning program for ages 11-18 in Middle Tennessee. The programs are a great way for clubs or sports teams to volunteer together.

If you have volunteer hours to cross off your to-do list, this is a great way to get involved. And if your teen is showing interest in social justice issues, this an easy way for teens to help address the issues they care about most, like hunger, homelessness, literacy, and the environment.

If you think you or your teens may be interested in getting involved. Here is where you start.

Step #1: Join the YVC! Click here to register.

Step #2: Volunteer. You'll be glad you did! Browse the YVC Project Calendar and sign up for an interesting project. What activity isn’t more fun with friends? Recruit your friends to join the YVC! Have ideas for a project or an issue not already being addressed? E-mail

Step #3: Get YVC Updates. The Hands On Nashville e-newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter pages give you up-to-date info on cool new projects you won't want to miss.

"Like" them on Facebook. Follow them on Twitter.

Step #4: Ready for more? Be a YVC leader!

Check out our YVC Project Calendar for upcoming opportunities to get involved!

YVC Internships are also available. Hands On Nashville is looking for dedicated High School Juniors and Seniors to serve as Youth Volunteer Corps Interns for the 2011-2012 school year. These interns will work with reputable and diverse non-profit clients to gain experience presenting educational and skill building lessons while acquiring leadership and management skills!

Click here to download a YVC Internship application. To learn more, please e-mail

Originally posted at Brentwood Home Page.

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