Youth Service Learning
Program Dates: Spring 2008 – Present
TYO Youth Service Learning (YSL) Program trains the next generation of local leaders while improving the quality of life in their communities. Through YSL, hundreds of young adults have been trained in classroom management working with and mentoring children with special psychosocial needs, professional conduct, leadership, and public speaking. Volunteers also benefit from intern-run professional development classes focusing on interview skills and resume building. These skill-based trainings increase employability and program participation encourages a culture of volunteerism and civic engagement among college-aged students from various local universities, including TYO’s longtime partner An-Najah University in Nablus. Volunteers enrolled in degree programs receive both academic credit and a tuition subsidy, and all volunteers receive TYO-related travel reimbursement.
These young people are an integral part of the TYO community, serving other members, but also generating their own activities including community service projects, social events, and academic networks. As well as its many benefits for participants, YSL provides TYO children with role models who provide positive, individualized attention in the classroom and beyond.
The TYO Scholarship
TYO introduced the TYO Scholarship, in the Summer 2012, as an opportunity for TYO’s most exemplary and dedicated volunteers to earn $1000 towards their higher education. At the end of each session, one volunteer is selected to receive the scholarship.
To be eligible, volunteers must:
- Currently be a volunteer at TYO
- Currently be enrolled in University
- Complete 35 hours or more of community service during the current session
- Complete an application form, explaining their need and future education and/or career goals
Volunteer at TYO!
If you live in the Nablus area and are interested in becoming a TYO Volunteer, please contact us at 09 2380352.