Posted 7:29 AM 6/8/2012 : Tucson teens spend summer volunteering, making new friends
TUCSON- Some Tucson teens are spending their summer learning new skills, making new friends, while also helping out the community. It's all part of Volunteer Southern Arizona's "Summer of Service Project".
The program is for 11 to 18 year olds. Volunteer Southern Arizona partners with different organizations each week to provide service opportunities for the teens.
News 4 Tucson caught up with 15-year-old Lucy Nielsen as she was participating in this week's project at the Sunnyside Peace Garden. "We've been recycling, gardening, learning how to cut wood, how to weed and stuff like that because a lot of us had never done that type of thing before," Nielsen says.
The project gives the teens a chance to build relationships. "Nine to three everyday with these people, so it's a really good way to get to know them," Nielsen says.
It's also have a chance to build resumes. "Volunteering is something really important to have on resumes, as they're applying to college and looking for scholarships," Jessica King of Volunteer Southern Arizona says.
Volunteer Southern Arizona offers a different project each week and there's still time to register. For more information head to www.volunteersoaz.org
The programs run through the end of July.
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Help those in need this holiday season
Win! Win! Win!
Wise Local Marketing!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Let us help grow your business
Digital Channel 4.2
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More