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PeerCorps Summer Mentee
Calling all 6th – 10th graders! PeerCorps Summer is excited to welcome you for an immersive service-learning experience at partner sites in the city of Detroit. PeerCorps Summer will take place during the day, with transportation from the suburbs in the morning and back to the suburbs in the afternoon.
Explore Detroit through field trips and volunteering
Garden, paint murals, and work with youth that live in the city
Sign up for one or multiple weeks, between June 19 – August 9.
Stay tuned for more information about joining PeerCorps this Fall as a mentee (b’nai mitzvah, ages 12 – 13) or as part of Kesher (ages 14 – 15). We can’t wait to see you and serve with you again soon.
Are you 16 – 18 and passionate about service, Jewish values, and connecting communities in the suburbs with the city of Detroit? Apply today to be a PeerCorps mentor this upcoming school year.
Interested in joining PeerCorps Detroit this summer?
Entering 6th-10th graders.
Every Wednesday through Friday, a variety of weeks are offered. You can sign up for one, some, or all of the following dates:
June 19, 20, 21 July 10, 11, 12 July 17, 18, 19 July 31, Aug 1, 2 Aug 7, 8, 9
Yes, we will have an orientation for the summer program on Thursday, June 14th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
We will meet at Shaarey Zedek at the beginning of every day at 9am and end the day at 3pm back at Shaarey Zedek. Transportation is provided from Shaarey Zedek to the specific site, and back to Shaarey Zedek at 3pm.
Yes, we ask that you pack a bagged lunch and a FULL water bottle. However, we will provide snacks throughout the day.
Repair the World and/or PeerCorps staff.
In addition to supervision and leadership from our partner organizations, a Repair the World and/or PeerCorps Staff will be with the teens at all times.
8:45-9:00am – meet at Shaarey Zedek and begin introductions (ice breakers, getting to know you, intention setting activities led by Staff and Mentors)
9:00-9:30am – Drive to partner organizations around the city
9:30-11:30 – Service activities (Community Engagement, Farming, Youth Development)
11:30-12:00 – Lunch Break
12:00-2:00 – Continuation of morning service activities
2:00- 2:30 – Drive back to Shaarey Zedek
2:30-2:45 Closing Circle at Shaarey Zedek
2:45-3:00 – Pick up/Go Home!
One week of PeerCorps Summer costs $150. We want to ensure that the cost is not prohibitive to any potential families and so if you have any questions regarding payment and/or are in need of financial assistance please email Rachel Fine.
Please pay through a donation here. Under designation, please write “PeerCorps Detroit Summer Payment.”
We will be at a different partner organization each day of any given week for PeerCorps Summer. All of our service partner sites fall under the categories of Food Justice, Education Justice, and have the theme of relationship building through service. Some of the activities include urban farming, youth summer camps in the city, and food assistance programs.
The summer is an opportunity to do PeerCorps in a more concentrated way. Rather than serving with one partner site for the cycle, there is a variety of different sites in any given week. Plus the weather is better!