ACCESS Shelter, Inc., Northeast Ohio’s homeless shelter for women and children, is inviting sixth- to eighth-grade students to participate in its upcoming Learn Give Lead: Youth Impact Day, Saturday, April 18, at the shelter, 230 W. Market St.
During the day, the students will have the opportunity to practice leadership skills through community involvement and service—all while making a difference for neighbors experiencing homelessness.
“We hope this day empowers the youth in our community to help those around them, while bringing to light the hundreds of children in our community served by ACCESS every year,” said Jackie Hemsworth, executive director of ACCESS. “While youth learn and make a difference at the shelter, we’re also thrilled to welcome their parents, and we’re encouraging them to speak with our staff and tour the shelter during the day.”
The day will include:
- On-site service projects to provide immediate help for children at ACCESS
- Youth-appropriate community engagement curriculum
- Behind-the-scenes tours of ACCESS
- Access to future youth leadership opportunities, certificate of completion and a recognition t-shirt
Youth Impact Day will include two identical sessions: one from 10 a.m. to noon, and again from 2 to 4 p.m. There is no cost to participate; however, participants are asked to bring in one Wish List item (pillows, all size/gender youth underwear or all size/gender youth pull-ups) as a ‘ticket’ to the event.
Registration is required by visiting the events page at access-shelter.org.
For info, contact Stephanie Zelasko at [email protected].
** Please be advised that participating youth will need to have a Volunteer Waiver, Photo Release Form and Emergency Medical Form on file. After registration is complete, ACCESS will send you these documents to sign and return on or before April 18.