Part of FCP’s mission and vision, service learning touches and changes both the recipient and the service provider. The Summer Youth Corps Program (SYC) provides service learning opportunities for motivated college students, entering their second or third year in college, residing in Bucks County, Pa. Students use both academic and social skills to address human needs and solve problems in the real world. They are “matched” with select non-profit human service organizations for a 10-week, paid internship with the opportunity to earn college credits. Their involvement with Bucks County non-profits benefits the agencies as well as their clients.
- 10-week, 400-hour paid internship includes orientation, service, training, and supervision
- Opportunity to earn three college credits through Bucks County Community College (credits may be available through other colleges/universities)
- “Academic” component features goal setting, journaling, research paper, and oral presentation
General Program Timeline
- College students apply for SYC internship. List of potential host agencies is finalized.
- Interviews conducted with potential interns and graduate supervisors.
- Site visits with host agencies. Potential interns interview with host agencies as part of the “match-making” process. Students are encouraged to seek college credit with Bucks County Community College for participation in student learning program.
- Agreement letters sent to matched interns and host agencies.
- Orientation with interns and host agencies. Graduate supervisor starts at FCP.
- Interns and host agencies engaged in SYC Program.