the Service Board's Summer Arts & Service

submission by theServiceBoard

Website

:

www.theServiceBoard.org

Describe the creative youth microprojects that your nonprofit would fundraise for if you win.

:

This project would fund a summer job and life skills program for 15-20 students in the Seattle area that combines skateboarding, art and community service. Along with community service hours and job skills, students will earn a work stipend and a skateboard upon program completion.

Throughout the program we will work with teaching artists to teach the youth storytelling and film-making as we document the program. By the end of the summer they will gain multi-media, planning, collaboration and communication skills as well as new ways to express their voices. Together we discuss the value and relationships between art, social justice and service and complete intensive community service projects. Students will gain valuable job and team-skills that will support their next steps. The program will culminate with a film screening and gallery opening showcasing their products to the community in fall of 2013.

Explain how possibly gaining funding through the Give for Youth platform would better able you to complete these projects.

We believe that this project is a good fit for the Give For Youth Platform because the innovative curriculum is engaging and impactful. We will be able to share our story with donors and show exactly where funding goes (ie. $200 provides a work stipend, $50 provides lunch for the program, $75 provides materials for a silk screening project). The media component of the project also builds in transparency and opportunities to provide updates to donors. The total program cost will be $24,000.

People want to know that their donation makes an impact. This micro funding project shows donors how their dollars are put to use and the impact that can be made when they join others. We also know that people are motivated by a match - an opportunity to have their contribution stretch with Microsoft support makes donors excited.

Describe why your nonprofit is innovative and entrepreneurial.

:

tSB provides unique programming that allows students an opportunity to take leadership in their learning and develop habits, characteristics and skills that will make them successful in work and life. Our innovative curriculum produces students with:
• Initiative and Self Direction: Develop students’ abilities to set and achieve goals and engage in planning and course correction along the way. Inspire a belief in their capacity to learn and grow.
• Future Orientation: Students internalize hope and optimism regarding their future potential, goals and choices.
• Sense of Belonging: Building strong relationships with peers and mentors across diverse backgrounds. Giving students a strong support network.
• Critical Thinking & Creativity: Developing the abilities to reason using evidence, solve problems and imagine new ideas.
• Collaboration and Communication Skills: Develop students’ abilities to work effectively in a group, listen for meaning and articulate thoughts and emotions.

Discussion
25 Pink-talk-bubble-tail

You will be prompted to sign in before your comment publishes. Post comment

Our son participated in tSB's summer program last year; it unleashed in him hope and a creative energy. He struggles socially at his high school but has been welcomed with open arms at tSB, where the staff and mentors are accustomed to dealing with youth who have had more than their share of problems. These connections, as well as the support of other youth met through tSB activities, have been critical in developing a sense of community and belonging for our son. Thank you, tSB!

by kathryn.barnhouse
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Our son participated in tSB

by kathryn.barnhouse
almost 2 years ago | Reply

tSB changed my life. Without this program I wouldn't have be able to come to terms with who I am as a person. They helped me gain confidence not only in snowboarding but in life. This program has such a huge impact on the Seattle youth community, people come back after being a youth in the program to become a mentor years later! tSB gives youth the opportunity to do something positive with their time. I love this organization!!!!!

by aaliya.m.kish
almost 2 years ago | Reply

T.S.B is an amazing program. Not only does it provide kids with the opportunity to participate in community service, but also have fun while doing so! It is a program that helps teenagers make the most out of their summers, while also feeling like they are making a change in their communities. The Service Board is the way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by zizhang
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I had the pleasure of volunteering for tSB on one of their snowboarding trips. They are an amazing community - and seeing the kids learn new skills and how proud they were of their accomplishments (no matter how small) was extremely encouraging. They learned to set small and reachable goals and accomplish them without giving up! I was so proud of the students I worked with - and I hope they feel encouraged to tackle whatever challenges they face next! :)

by michellemoore
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I was an intern for the summer arts program a couple of years back, and I must say that tSB is undoubtedly the most amazing community-building, youth-mentoring program that I have ever been a part of! I can honestly say that I would not be who I am today if not for tSB.

by tammy.lui.18
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I participated in this program this past summer and it was amazing to be able to make a positive impact that I could see on my community. Its really special to have such a close knit goup of peers that all support and nurture each other. Participating in the tSB summer program has done so much for me - it has helped me grow and given me a chance to give back to the Seattle community. tSB is truly a place like no other.

by devora.miriam
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you, Devora! We loved getting to know you this summer.

by tSBStaff
almost 2 years ago | Reply

tSB has changed my life and I have gained another family

by tyralanae
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Watching organization! Allowed Mr too grow in every direction!10/10would recommend.

by Tctaba
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Watching organization! Allowed Mr too grow in every direction!10/10would recommend.

by Tctaba
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Sooooo great out an organization,gave me opportunities to grow in every direction. 10/10 would recommend

by Tctaba
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I was in tSB as a youth for 2 years and was a part of the summer program. Forging new friendships, and constantly being surrounded by people who make you feel at home made that summer one of the most memorable. I'm really glad I joined the summer program and I'd encourage other high school youth to sign up ASAP!

by Salami.Nieto
almost 2 years ago | Reply

tSB has allwoed me to take an active part in the lives of some of the most dynamic yout.. wait HUMANS i know! Tripple Swag Bonus

by khalil.equiano
almost 2 years ago | Reply

werw

by Salami.Nieto
almost 2 years ago | Reply

TSB changes lives, builds community and promotes social justice through art/snowboarding/skateboarding. What's NOT to love about TSB? Ashley and Khalil are inspirational and outstanding human beings!

by peppermintd
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you for being one of our incredible teaching artists! We can't wait to come work with glass again.

by theashleymiller
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I Really really enjoy tSB in all its entirety and the summer program was just awesome. Being able to be taught how to film and how to edit videos is awesome whilst learning how to skateboard is just grand. And in tSB your ALWAYS surrounded by coolest people in the regular program year and in the summer. The community forged is stronger than many alloys.

by juan.williamsharris
almost 2 years ago | Reply

In late May of last year, I suffered a massive depressive episode and was just generally feeling super shitty 100% of the time. My mom, the saint she is, somehow found tSB and I was a little apprehensive for it to start because I

by gothwater
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Ok for some reason it didn't post like half of my comment but long story short tSB is amazing and I love everyone in it.

by gothwater
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We love you!

by theashleymiller
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I get to teach youth to snowboard which is merely scratching the surface of what tSB does. Yeah it's fun but I also know that once someone learns a skill like this, it usually stays a part of their life forever. They learn to get back up every time they fall which is about as important lesson as we can all learn at any point in our lives. I am reminded of it every time I ride.

The Service Board creates community. I think you will benefit from creating a little bit of community too. C'mon let's shred some gnar already!

by douglasgundlach
almost 2 years ago | Reply

In 2010, I was introduced to tSB by my best friend, who was a mentor for tSB and my roommate. I attended fundraisers, donated money and was a guest on the mountain. In 2011, I was a mentor and my younger brother was in the program as a youth. In 2012, I came back as a mentor and my older brother became a mentor and my other roommate was a volunteer. In 2013, I

by RosaNguyen
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This program is amazing. tSB is able to engage youth in a really unique way and builds incredible community leadership.

by theashleymiller
almost 2 years ago | Reply

the Service Board is such an amazing non-profit. They have meaningful conversations with kids about social justice and other issues, provide them with strong and reliable mentors, perform community service projects and snowboard together. But what always impresses me is that everyone who comes into contact with tSB keeps coming back to volunteer, hang out, be on the board...you know you are doing the right things when people want to stay connected to a great organization any way they can.

by whittneec
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Pink-ribbon-award-box-icon
Award_topvotedidea
Your microprojects funded on GiveforYouth.org
Circle-1-inactive Step1-title-submission-inactive

Submission Began
Monday, January 07

Submission Ended
Friday, February 01
at 12:00 PM PST

Circle-2-inactive Step2-title-voting-inactive

Voting Began
Monday, February 18

Voting Ended
Friday, March 01
at 12:00 PM PST

Circle-3 Step3-title
"Be the Change..." Help Stop Bullying
"Be the Change..." Help Stop Bullying

Winner Announced
Friday, March 08

Comment-icon-large Have some feedback for us?
We're all ears
Newsletter_clocks

Never miss out on new challenges!
Sign up for the GOOD Maker Newsletter