S.O.S.: Summer of Service, an AmeriCorps NCCC-sponsored summer program for 14-17 year olds.
S.O.S.: Summer of (Soft) Slaps
S.O.S.: Summer of (No) Smiles
S.O.S.: Summer of 'Staches
S.O.S.: Summer of the Sillies
S.O.S.: Summer of Stink(y People)
S.O.S.: An Excuse to Sing the Song by Rihanna Repeatedly
i will be arriving in new orleans next weekend to set up for this program and for additional training. i will be co-leading a team of 10 high school students from new orleans with kara and david, who are awesome. we will maintain the following schedule for approximately one month:
6am - PT
7am - Breakfast
8am - 5pm - Project
5 - 6pm - Dinner
6 - 7:30pm - Free Time
7:30 - 8:30pm - Member Development
10pm - Lights Out
so far it looks like we'll have approximately...zero time off. good thing all the crew leaders are RAD! we will switch projects every week, completing 4 of the following during the program:
just the right attitude/catholic charities: food banks
audubon institute/nord: park/zoo maintenance, painting, and city clean up
northside disaster recovery: rebuilding homes
hope has a face: community beautification/post-construction clean-up
animal rescue of new orleans: cleaning, playing with pets, giving baths, etc.
ozanam inn: preparing/serving meals and maintenance at homeless shelter
arc: working with adults with disabilities on creative projects
lowernine.org: hanging drywall, door/window installation
care-a-lot: lawn maintenance for homeowners who have not returned to new orleans (helps them avoid city fines and beautify community)
rebuilding together: restoring existing new orleans homes, warehouse work
dillard university: painting/grounds maintenance from katrina damage
so that's what i'll be doing from june 28th - august 8th. after that...who knows?
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