Leadership Programs

Action Team

Action Team is an after-school leadership program for middle school students hosted by YCS. Action Team combines service-learning and leadership training through participation in meaningful projects and activities. Students will learn about topics such as environmental stewardship, civic engagement, health, hunger, and homelessness. Action Team will include speakers, service trips, leadership training, and team-building activities. […]



Presented by Youth Community Service and the Palo Alto Family YMCA LEAD is a service and mentorship program for 3rd – 5th and 9th – 12th grade students. Upper elementary school students work alongside high school students in service, making connections in the community and building friendships. Some of our previous projects include; supporting local […]


Listen to Me: What Do I Need to Feel Connected to School, Family and Community?

Tuesday, March 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Mitchell Park Community Center, Adobe Room 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303 To raise the awareness of the importance of youth feeling a sense of belonging, Susan Stone Belton will share reflective listening tools that parents and adult allies can use to build healthy relationships that help youth thrive. […]


Summer of Service

Each summer, Youth Community Service offers two-week Summer of Service camps for middle school youth, as well as a Freshman Leadership Camp for entering ninth-graders. Campers develop leadership skills, have fun, and meet lots of new friends while helping out in the community.


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