Service Learning & The Summer Youth Corps

Service-learning is important to our vision and our mission. While there are multiple definitions of service-learning, all agree that service-learning touches and changes both the recipient and the service provider. Students use both academic and social skills to address human needs and solve problems in the real world. Interns’ involvement in with nonprofit organizations in Bucks County benefits the agencies as well as those “touched” through interaction with the student.

FCP’s Summer Youth Corps

The Summer Youth Corps (SYC) provides paid human service internship opportunities for motivated college students from Bucks County, Pa., who are entering their second or third year in college.

Interns are “matched” with selected Bucks County, non-profit human service organizations during the summer for the 10-week SYC program with the opportunity to earn college credits.


  • The 10-week, 400-hour program includes
  • Orientation
  • Service
  • Training and Supervision


This internship offers 3 college credits through Bucks County Community College. Credits may be available through other colleges/universities. All interns are required to participate in the “Academic” component of the program including:

  • Goal setting
  • Journaling
  • Research
  • Final paper
  • Oral Presentation

Hear from Summer Youth Corps interns in previous years:


Information for Host Agencies