WHAT: The Ryan Nece Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Power of Giving Student Service Program, the foundation’s flagship program for youth in Tampa Bay. Designed to shape and mentor the next generation of servant leaders in the community, the program includes 10 high school students from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
Through the Student Service Program, participants will engage in a leadership and service curriculum over the course of the next year that includes:
1. Monthly Meetings – Students will complete a lesson-based curriculum and hear from community and business leaders on principles of leadership, community involvement, and service.
2. Community Service Projects – Students will engage in service projects and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
3. Paying It Forward – Students will use the skills they’ve learned throughout the curriculum to develop, promote, and manage a small fundraiser to help “pay it forward” to the next group of students.
4. International Service Trip – In the summer following their junior year, students will travel to the Dominican Republic to complete community service projects and engage in a cultural exchange with local students.
Throughout their senior year, the students will serve as peer mentors to the next group of students who enter the program while continuing their service work with the foundation throughout Tampa Bay.
WHO: The Student Service Program application process is open to any student in Hillsborough or Pinellas County currently completing his/her sophomore year of high school. More information and the online application may be found by following this link: http://ryannecefoundation.com/student-service-program/
WHEN: The application process is currently open, and the deadline for application submissions is 5pm on Friday, May 16.
The mission of the Ryan Nece Foundation is to be a beacon to teens by empowering them to impact giving in their communities. The foundation’s vision is to create opportunities for teens to embrace the Power of Giving through service projects, inspirational programs, and volunteerism.