Youth Development Services

CAPteens and Youth Development

CAPteens and Youth Development

CAPTAIN CHS has believed in youth volunteerism since its inception. In partnership with Shenendehowa School District, 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. They act as ambassadors for CAPTAIN CHS and commit to 30 hours of volunteer service. 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. CAPteens participate in a broad base of community service opportunities, such as:

  • Hosting community education events
  • Homework Help at Cheryl’s Lodge Outreach Center in Halfmoon Heights Mobile Home Community
  • Winterfest
  • Serving Thanksgiving Dinner at a local senior living and memory care center
  • Help at Make-A-Wish Event
  • Helping with promotional and fundraising events for CAPTAIN CHS
  • Two-day retreat for training and team building
  • Serving as ambassadors for CAPTAIN Community Human Services

The Job Assist and CAPteen Programs receive funding from the Saratoga County Youth Bureau and the towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon.