About our Core Program
Each year, the Service Board brings together a group of high school students and adult mentors from a diverse range of academic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds to engage in our six-month Core Program. Program participants meet twice weekly from January through June. Weekday workshops focus on engaging discussions encompassing a broad range of social justice topics. Weekend activities during Core Program rotate between intensive service learning projects and snowboarding, hence our name: the Service Board.
The Core Program curriculum addresses five core competencies:
- Relationships & Community Building
- Identity Formation
- Positive Risk-Taking & Outdoor Adventure
- Social & Environmental Justice Engagement & Praxis
- Social Capital
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.