About our Core Program

Each year, the Service Board brings together a group of young high-schoolers and adult mentors from a broad range of academic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds to engage in a demanding six-month program. Program participants meet twice weekly from January through June, with weekend activities rotating between intensive service learning projects and snowboarding, hence our name: the Service Board.

The Core Program curriculum addresses five core competencies:

  • Self-knowledge
  • Ethic of service
  • The arts
  • Job-readiness
  • Civic leadership

Music, snowballs, fresh food and a sense of community are the common threads that tie the program together. In accordance with our unique mentoring model, each mentor serves the program rather than an individual teen, giving our students a range of strengths and resources from which to draw. the Service Board emphasizes the importance of youth empowerment and healthy, sustainable decisions to educate tomorrow’s leaders.

Before you apply to the Winter Program:

  • We begin accepting applications for the 2018 program in October
  • tSB meets every Saturday & Wednesday from January – June
  • On Saturdays, we alternate between community service and shredding mountains!
  • There’s a $35 fee per snowboarding trip, limited scholarships are available. We provide the gear, lessons and buses to the mountain.

Questions? Check our FAQ or call our office at 206-324-7771

Apply to be a Prophet (youth)

Each year adults from around Seattle volunteer their time to build community and make a difference. Mentoring with tSB is a big commitment, but one that changes lives, both of the youth who participate and the mentors who volunteer.

What does it take?

  • Be present and consistent: tSB meets twice a week from January – June, plus you’ll be involved in some extra activities with tSB students. Each mentor will have 5 excused absences, but consistency is really important.
  • Listen: The most important thing you can do is listen to the youth in the program.
  • Participate: Bring your skills and experience to program and learn alongside our community. Be your awesome self.
  • Give some rides: We can provide bus passes for students, but if you drive a car you will definitely get some requests for rides. (We will provide gas cards when we’re able!

Click here for the 2018-mentor-application to download and send to benji@theserviceboard.org or fill it out via our online application.

Apply to be a mentor (adults)