CAPTAIN CHS has believed in youth volunteerism since its inception. Our CAPteen Program is a youth-driven, youth development program aimed at involving local teens in community service, philanthropy, and helping those in need. High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to become CAPteens based on an application and interview process. They commit to 30 hours of volunteer service, mentor students, and grow as leaders. CAPteens serves as an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate a commitment to community service while building a resume for life.
CAPteens has had over 1,500 high school members since the program began in 1987, promoting positive development, leadership, self-esteem, character building, and citizenship, and opportunities to design and implement, with adult guidance, their own fundraising activities and a broad base of community service opportunities, including:
- Homework Help at Cheryl's Lodge Outreach Center in Halfmoon Heights Mobile Home Community
- Winterfest activities
- Serving Thanksgiving Dinner at a local senior living and memory care company
- Help at Make-A-Wish Gala
- Helping with promotional and fundraising events for CAPTAIN CHS
- Two-day retreat during late summer for training and team building
- Serving as ambassadors for CAPTAIN Community Human Services
The CAPteen Program receives funding from the Saratoga County Youth Bureau and the towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon. For more information, contact us at 518-371-1185.
CAPTAIN CHS provides community education workshops and learning activities on various relevant topics. Workshops are open to any interested community member. The workshops also serve as a means for CAPteens to participate in on-going educational activities to enhance their skill and knowledge level needed to effectively address teen topics and issues.
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