During the 2011-2012 school year, youth groups from across Northern California participated in a Weekend of Service, sharing Christ's love through acts of service in the Sacramento area with Sierra Service Project (SSP). Junior high and high school youth worked on construction projects for local nonprofits and homeowners, and were challenged to grow in their relationship with God.
For the period of two weekends, teenagers worked for Soil Born Farms (a nonprofit educational urban farm), for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church's Health Outreach Clinic, and for two local homeowners. They demolished and rebuilt walls, installed flooring and painted rooms.
This school year SSP has dedicated five weekends for youth to serve the Sacramento area through acts of service and love:
- November 2-4, 2012
- November 9-11, 2012 (Veteran's day)
- February 1-3, 2013
- February 15-17, 2013 (President's day)
- February 22-24, 2013
The days will be filled with challenging, hands-on work projects - carpentry, floor and wall repairs, and painting. In the evenings, the group will share a hot meal together and spend time in fellowship, learning through scripture and discussions.
The cost per person is $95 which includes housing, food, building materials and a t-shirt. Scholarships are available up to $25 per youth.
If your group is interested in a particular weekend outside of these dates, call the SSP office at 916.488.6441, to discuss the possibilities. SSP also runs week-long service programs across the West for youth groups, and sends teams to Study and Serve in Guatemala and Nicaragua.