A Parents' Press "Best Teen-Focused Summer Camp"
HandsOn Tomorrow 2021 - the virtual experience - will take place over the course of five weeks from June 28 to July 31. Youth Leaders will connect over Zoom, 4 days a week in 1-2 hour periods for facilitated discussion, guest speakers from local nonprofits, and virtual volunteer engagements, and also have the option to meet one day a week at predefined hosting nonprofit partners for in-person volunteering*.
Participants are broken into cohorts of 6-8 participants each to help bolster conversation and enhance the space for creative problem-solving. Teens will also meet as a larger group to share accomplishments and forge new friendships along the way.
Just like any HandsOn Tomorrow program, this summer's installment of the program will culminate in a large-scale volunteer service project planned and led by the team, and attended by friends, family, and community members.
HandsOn Tomorrow 2021 Schedule
Youth leaders will connect over Zoom to engage in curriculum and reflection activities, connect with guest speakers, and participate in virtual volunteer opportunities guided by HandsOn Tomorrow facilitators. On Fridays, youth will have the option to participate in virtual volunteer opportunities or meet at pre-defined hosting nonprofit partners together for in-person volunteering. Check out an example project here!
This Summer, we will host 4 cohorts in the morning from 10:00am-12:00pm and 4 cohorts in the afternoon from 1:30-3:30pm, engaging up to 64 service-minded teens!
Please note that due to Independence Day, HandsOn Tomorrow will not meet on July 2nd or July 5th.
*In person-engagements will be vetted to assure participants can practice social distancing measures. Personal protection equipment provided by staff. Staff will be ready to execute one of our many virtual volunteering experiences, in the event that in-person projects are not allowed.
It's super important for young people to get involved in their community and start making a difference because no one is going to do it unless you step forward.
Palo Alto Team 2016
Young people need to be prepared when they go out into the real world. I would recommend HandsOn Tomorrow highly to any high school student thinking of doing volunteer work and getting exposure to life outside their own world.
HandsOn Tomorrow Parent
Palo Alto Team 2016
Benefits of Participating
HandsOn Tomorrow participants will:
Earn volunteer hours for college
Become strong and effective leaders
Learn what it takes to make a difference in their community
Engage their peers, family, and community members through volunteer action
Learn how to work and thrive in a team-based environment
Attendance of all five weeks of the program is required for participants and enrollment costs $1,190 per person. Need-based scholarships are available for low-income youth and families experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19. If a need is indicated on your application, you will be automatically redirected to the scholarship application.
Apply to HandsOn Tomorrow
Interested in sponsoring the next generation of Bay Area leaders? Check out sponsorship opportunities here!
HandsOn Tomorrow is made possible by generous contributions from LifeScan Inc.