CAPTAIN CHS has believed in youth volunteerism since its inception. In partnership with the Shenendehowa Central 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:

  • CAPteen shifts (6 hours required) at the CAPTAIN CHS office helping with CAPteen planning, or CAPTAIN CHS efforts
  • Food Pantry shifts at the CAPTAIN CHS office on Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Community forums to highlight and educate the community on important social issues.
  • Participating in community wellness events such as Winterfest or Parks Clean-Up Day
  • Helping senior citizens, such as serving Thanksgiving dinner at Peregrine.
  • Assiting with Homework Help or mentoring for elementary students at Cheryl's Lodge
  • Partnering with other local organizations
  • Fundraising or soliciting donations for CAPTAIN CHS

The CAPteen Programs receives funding from the Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services and the Towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon.

CAPteens Present REAL TALK: Underage Vaping and Drug Use

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    5:00pm - 6:00pm: Organizations to table
    6:00pm - 7:30pm: Panel and Community Qustions

  • Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library

    475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Join us for a conversation about underage vaping and drug use!

This program is held in partnership with CAPTAIN CHS and Shenendehowa CSD. Stay tuned for more information!

Questions? Call 518-371-1185.