United Way Summer Serve


About United Way Summer Serve

A Summer of Service, Leadership, and Friendship

Summer Serve is a United Way program that provides local youth ages 12-17 with the opportunity to spend their summer volunteering, developing leadership skills, and making friendships that last a lifetime. The deadline to register is May 26, 2019Spots are filling up quickly so register today!

This six-week program, divided into three separate two-week sessions, is designed to help young people awaken their inner leader, build their teamwork skills, and meet like-minded peers while creating positive change in their community. Summer Serve participants learn about different areas of need in Frederick County through hands-on experience while working on service projects at various local nonprofits. They will experience a team-based environment that will present them with challenges and opportunities to gain a valuable combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Leadership Week takes place at the end of the summer, and all registered Summer Serve participants are eligible to apply. This optional week gives participants an opportunity to further expand upon their ability to work well with others and learn how they can serve as a catalyst for positive change in our community


Session 1: June 24 - June 28 and July 8 - July 12 
Session 2: July 15 - July 19 and July 22 - July 26
Session 3: July 29 - August 2 and August 5 - August 9
Leadership Week: August 12 - August 16

2019 Pricing Information

United Way Summer Serve costs $350 per session, per participant. Participants who register for all three sessions will be provided a discounted rate of $900 total. Particpants who register for two sessions will be provided a discounted rate of $630 total. A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to hold a spot in the United Way Summer Serve program and is due upon submitting a Summer Serve Participant Registration. The remainder of the program fees, less the deposit, must be paid in full no later than May 31, 2019 online or by check.  Please make checks payable to United Way of Frederick County indicating United Way Summer Serve and the participant’s name in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to 629 N Market St Frederick, MD 21701. Cancellations prior to one month before the United Way Summer Serve start date are eligible for a 50% refund less deposit. Cancellations less than four weeks prior to the United Way Summer Serve start date are not eligible for refunds. All notices of cancellation and requests for refund must be made in writing. There are no reductions in fees for participants who, due to scheduling conflicts, must be absent in part or in whole during their chosen United Way Summer Serve session. Participants who are not paid in full will not be allowed to participate in United Way Summer Serve service sites or recreational activities. 

2019 Summer Serve Scholarships

Not sure if you are eligable to recieve financial assistance for Summer Serve? Applicants whose families' earnings are at or below the Frederick County Survival Budget qualify for full scholarships, and those applicants whose families earn below the Household Stability Budget qualify for partial scholarships. The deadline for scholarship applications is May 1, 2019. Scholship award decisions will be made by the week of May 14, 2019.

*Applicants must be able to provide proof of income

For more information please go to www.unitedwayfrederick.org/summerserve or contact Alyssa Siebers at asiebers@uwfrederick.org

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