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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Summer @ Virtual City Hall (S@VCH) program is a collaboration between the City of Sacramento's Department of Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment, Youth Division, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), Twin Rivers School District (TRUSD), Natomas Unified School District (NUSD). This civic engagement program opportunity invites current high school Sophomores and Juniors of SY20/21 to apply for this summer 2021 virtual experience. Applicants must attend a SCUSD, TRUSD, or NUSD high school OR live within the Sacramento City Limits to qualify to apply for the S@VCH virtual experience.

The S@VCH program is a virtual six-week summer learning experience that provides students the opportunity to learn about local government processes and how to become an active member of their community. Students are supported throughout the program by a variety of team members including credentialed teachers that deliver a curriculum focusing on civic engagement, local governmental structure, and youth development.  This program is an exciting way to learn how to find your inner voice and bring a youth perspective to real city issues and concerns.

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION FOR THE 2021 SUMMER @ virtual CITY HALL PROGRAM

The Summer @ Virtual City Hall program (S@VCH) is a six-week program with regular virtual instructional classroom sessions Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM -12:00 PM conducted by ZOOM. Students are required to complete a 42-hour wellness virtual component that includes various workshop topics areas including career exploration & readiness, financial literacy, personal mental wellness, resume development, and various subject areas. These workshops will be offered virtually in the afternoons at various times of the day.

 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Student Application Available ONLINE

Friday, April 16, 2021

11:59pm DEADLINE to submit online application

Saturday, June 3, 2021

Student & Parent/Guardian Orientation (Mandatory)

Friday, June 18, 2021

S@VCH Program Readiness Workshop (Mandatory)

Monday, June 21, 2021

First day of the 2021 Summer @ Virtual City Hall

Monday, July 26, 2021

2021 Summer @ Virtual City Hall Drive-Thru Graduation

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Youth @ City Council (Virtual)


Upon completion of the program, participants will receive five high school elective credits (students not attending partnering districts receive a letter of completion for community service hours) and a monetary stipend.

 

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