The Brick Township Recreation Department is now offering young residents the opportunity to give back to the community through its Community Youth Service Program, the township announced this week.
Young people participating in the program will be able to accumulate community service hours through volunteering at events and programs coordinated by the Recreation Department.
“When young people have a passion for giving back to the community and volunteerism, it often follows them through their life,” said Mayor John Ducey, in a statement. “It is our hope this program encourages young people to become more active in the community and develop a love of serving the community.”
The Community Youth Service Program is open to Brick Township residents in grades six through 12. Participants in the program will assist at township events such as Summerfest, Bricktoberfest, the Halloween Spooktacular and more. Participants will also work with Recreation Department staff to identify service opportunities and develop and implement strategies to take advantage of those opportunities.
The Community Youth Service Program will meet on the first Monday of each month starting in June at 6 p.m. in the Recreation Office. Discussions at the meetings will include upcoming events and service opportunities.
“This program gives our outstanding young people the opportunity to become leaders,” said Ducey. “I am looking forward to meeting the young people who take part in this program and thanking them for their service.”
Registrations for this program are now being accepted online at http://parksandrecreation.bricktownship.net/ and in the Brick Township Recreation Office, 270 Chambers Bridge Road, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, residents can call 732-262-1075.