Core Program

Each year, a group of young high-school people and adult mentors from a broad range of academic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds 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 the Service Board. Weeknight curriculum addresses five core competencies: self-knowledge, ethic of service, the arts, job-readiness, and 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.

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Our growing tSB family of 2011 on Mt. Hood for the end-of-year retreat!
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2 Responses to “Core Program”
  1. Dear Tsb,
    I am one of your formal teens that used to be in your program. My name is kelly to be exact and I was in the art program durning the summer of 2009. Well to cut things short i posted your number on a few a my employment history and I put Mike as my supervior. So if you can hit me on my email so I can not only rejoin the group but also get the chance to talk to you guys.

  2. theashleymiller says:

    Hey Kelly!

    We’re still at Youngstown, come visit us! We’d love to get you back in the fold!

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The Service Board mentors teen to conquer personal and cultural challenges through public service and outdoor adventure.

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(206) 324-7771
4408 Delridge Way SW, Ste. 100
Seattle, WA 98106-1348