• Enrichment/Summer Opportunities 

    The Office of Civic & Community Engagement is pleased to announce that we will be awarding 8 $250 mini grants for youth-led projects! Proposals for the youth engagement grant are due by November 7, 2020, and are reviewed by a collaborative team from the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, HandsOn NWNC, and youth from Forsyth County Young Leaders Program using the following criteria :

    Youth-led: Is there a youth (ages 16-25) leading the project?

    Issue-based: Is the issue to be addressed clearly stated? Does the plan adequately address the issue? 

    Partnership: Is there a clear partnership between the youth and a community-based organization? How strong is the partnership? In what ways will the grant benefit the ongoing development of the partnership?

    Sustainability: Is the funding requested part of a larger, long-term initiative or goal? How will the funding support the strategic goals of the overall project?

    Operational Excellence: Is there a clear budget? How will success be measured?

    Alignment with Focus Areas/Community Needs: Does the project align with one of the OCCE strategic impact areas? If not, how does the project connect to community needs? 

    Click Here to Apply!

    Camp Carousel 

    For rising 1st- 12th graders who are grieving the death of a loved one. Families of campers are encouraged to join us for a Closing Ceremony at 3:00 pm. We believe that grief affects the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. We offer a framework for support, expression, and coping skills through small-group sharing, creative arts therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. We know that fun, meaningful activities - as well as the chance to tell our stories - foster connection and deepen the healing process. Camp Carousel is open to the community.

    Salisbury Location: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146

    Winston-Salem Location: Winston-Salem (Trellis Supportive Care campus):  TBD

    Registration & Information:

    Register online at www.TrellisSupport.org

    Registration due by TBD. For registration assistance, call (336) 331-1300.

    There is no charge for participation, though donations are welcomed and appreciated.



    Heroes Helping Heroes 
     Heroes Helping Heroes, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing free mentorship programs and summer camps to children who are at-risk, adopted, or in foster care. In addition, Heroes Helping Heroes provides educational programs and workshops to the parents and guardians of these children with the goal of breaking generational patterns of abuse, neglect, and dependency. We are actively recruiting volunteer youth staff to serve as counselors and mentors for our 2019 summer day camps for at-risk, foster, and adopted children in grades K-8th
    Interested in attending camp? Dates TBD
    Interested in Volunteering Full Time? Dates TBD
    Interested in Volunteering Part Time? Dates TBD


    Shelton Challenge Leadership Camps

    Challenge1What is the Shelton Challenge?

    The First-Year Shelton Challenge is a six-day summer experience for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Shelton’s five cornerstones of values-based leadership—honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity and social responsibility—are the foundations of the camp. The core curriculum focuses on Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics, Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership, Leadership Traits and Approaches, Teambuilding and Empowering Others, Social Responsibility, Public Speaking, and Goal Setting.

    The First-Year Shelton Challenge seeks youth who are rising 9th through 12th graders with a 3.0 grade point average (unweighted) or higher. Students will get to experience residence hall living, eat meals at a campus dining hall, and use indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. Dates TBD


      The Simple Dollar 

     The Simple Dollar website is a great tool to be used in controlling student debt and giving helpful strategies in money management for students. You can check out the website by clicking on the following link: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/student-loan-consolidation-guide/