About our Core Program

Each year, the Service Board brings together a group of high-schoolers and adult mentors from a broad range of academic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds to engage in a six-month program. Program participants meet twice weekly from January through June, with weekend activities rotating between intensive service learning projects and snowboarding, hence our name: the Service Board.

The Core Program curriculum addresses five core competencies:

  • Self-knowledge
  • Ethic of service
  • The arts
  • Job-readiness
  • Civic leadership

Music, snowballs, fresh food and a sense of community are the common threads that tie the Core Program together. tSB emphasizes the importance of youth voice, supportive community and promoting positive risk-taking to build youth leadership skills.

Before you apply to the Core Program:

  • tSB meets Wednesdays & Saturdays from January – June
  • On Wednesdays, we engage in active workshops centered on our youth-led, social and environmental justice curriculum
  • On Saturdays, we alternate between community service and shredding mountains!
  • There is a $35 fee per snowboarding trip, but scholarships are available – nobody will be turned away for inability to pay. We provide the gear, lessons and buses to the mountain.

2019 Prophet applications will be available in October

Questions? Check our FAQ, contact our Program Manager, Cole Story at cole@theserviceboard.org or call our office at 206-324-7771