A Parents' Press "Best Teen-Focused Summer Camp"
HandsOn Tomorrow™ is a volunteering enrichment program aimed to develop high school students’ leadership, communication and project management skills. During this 2-week summer program, students experience up to 60 volunteer hours doing purpose-driven work with local organizations; focus areas may include houselessness, environmental conservation, food insecurity, etc. In addition to on-the-ground experience and team-based workshops, HandsOn Tomorrow™ will provide each cohort the resources to confidently produce their own service event from scratch! The 2024 program has 4 cohorts across the Bay Area:
East Bay --------------- June 3rd - June 15th
San Jose —-----—---- June 17th - June 29th
Palo Alto area--------- July 8th - July 20th
San Francisco ---------July 22nd - Aug 3rd
Enrich your student’s leadership potential through active community engagement by applying to HandsOn Tomorrow™ today!
Applications will be live mid-February. In the meantime, please fill out a HandsOn Tomorrow interest form to be notified of any updates.
Benefits of Participating
HandsOn Tomorrow participants will:
Earn up to 60 volunteer hours for college applications or the PVSA Award
Develop project management skills, participate in community outreach, and get acquainted with agencies that directly benefit your communities
Encourage the future generation to tackle current issues, such as: hunger, houselessness, and the environment.
Engage in peer-oriented exercises that fosters a team-based environment.
A perfect environment to network and mingle with like-minded teens.
All cohort participants are required to participate in the two-week session. The enrollment costs $1,399 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.
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.
HandsOn Tomorrow 2024 Schedule
Youth leaders will return to meeting in-person to engage in curriculum and reflection activities, connect with guest speakers, and participate in volunteer opportunities guided by HandsOn Tomorrow facilitators. Check out an example project here!
Participating in HandsOn Tomorrow has exposed me to not only leadership opportunities and volunteering experience, but also some of society's greatest social issues. Working towards these issues has greatly altered my perspective on societal contribution and purpose.
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
My time at HandsOn Tomorrow opened me up to so many problems that I didn't know the Bay Area was facing and made me feel a responsibility and passion for making change in my community. As a part of the YVC, I would like to foster empathy and education in communities around me so that stigmas can be cleared around prevalent issues in the Bay Area.
HandsOn Tomorrow Alumni
San Francisco Cohort 2023