In 2005, ICP published a report entitled "Summer of Service: A new American Rite of Passage?" that proposes a national "Summer of Service" (SOS) program to help communities create positive alternatives for young teens during summer vacation. SOS would enable a large number of young teens to participate in service as a "rite of passage" from middle to high school and provide opportunities for them to enter their teenage years with a positive experience that reinforces their connections to the community, enlivens their education, and strengthens their personal and civic values. At the same time, communities across America might find an important new resource in their own backyards - young people who are ready to serve, if only they are asked and provided the opportunity to serve. To read the full Summer of Service Report, click here www.icicp.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/1705
We are looking for any materials related to Summer of Service - research, evaluations, program examples, effective practices, etc. These can also be on subjects related to Summer of Service, such as service-learning, middle school youth, at-risk youth, building partnerships, etc. If you or your organization have any materials to contribute, please contact Jean Manney at email@example.com
with the subject "SOS Materials".