The community service and mentoring program assists at-risk youth in becoming active citizens in their community by engaging them in the philanthropic activities. The program teaches these youth valuable life skills such as teamwork, responsibility, and community integration.
Youth volunteer with various agencies within the community as well as with our Gillette Stadium Concession program. In this program, participants are taken to Gillette Stadium where they set up concession stands, sell products, and provide customer service. Participants learn how to manage small business and how to work effectively with customers and other employees.
Youth participating in the program are assigned a mentor who ensures that projects are being implemented and completed successfully. The mentor also provides support and guidance throughout the program.
Overall, this program gives these youth opportunities for them to feel a sense of belonging and connectedness that heads to stronger, more resilient youth with an increased commitment to academics as well as overall healthier communities.
The program is an all year round program. Hope for Children partners with the Gateway Program at Massasoit Community College and the Local Workforce Investment Board in the facilitation of this program.
In this initiative, students learn how to cultivate and harvest sustainable plants and crops. They are then offered an opportunity to market their finished product to the public. This project is supported by the biology department at Massasoit Community College, who provides the land, the seeds, and further supervision. Just like the crops that they plant, this program helps participants to bloom into productive members of the community!
This program trains students on video production. They learn everything from how to put a television show together to how to handle cameras and behind the scenes production. This program has provided participants theamazing opportunity to be able to work and interact with a variety of successful people in the community.
Hope for Children has completed a well in Kalia Village, a small community in Sierra Leone. This is a needed source of clean drinking water for all. Any small donation will help as there are other areas of concern with less water for the school children of Kalia Village.
In this project, volunteers reach out to children on the streets of Sierra-Leone by providing them with hygiene products and food. HCI has kept this project going for a number of years