About our Core Program
Each year, the Service Board brings together a group of high-schoolers and adult mentors from a broad range of academic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds to engage in a 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:
- Ethic of service
- The arts
- Civic leadership
Music, snowballs, fresh food and a sense of community are the common threads that tie the Core Program together. tSB emphasizes the importance of youth voice, supportive community and promoting positive risk-taking to build youth leadership skills.