Undergraduates, Graduate students, Professional students
Ongoing – Weekly programs
YOURS aims to provide opportunities for children ages 7 to 17 living in mobile home parks in Dryden, New York. YOURS volunteers work with the children to develop healthy life skills, self-esteem, leadership skills and individual goals.
Each volunteer attends at least one of four weekly programs: Monday Makers, Tech Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday or Thursday for the Earth. On Mondays, volunteers emphasize hands-on activities, working one-on-one with the children to create a craft or science project that they can take home. On Tuesdays, volunteers and youth work on an ongoing science project presented to the group at the end of the semester. On Wednesdays, volunteers engage in fun, health-focused activities, such as cooking, arts and crafts and fitness programs. On Thursdays, the group builds awareness of environmental issues and implements skills for conservation.