Michael A. Nutter is challenging young Philadelphians, ages 13 – 18, to participate in at least three summer service activities between June 1st and July 27th, 2012.  Will you meet this challenge?

Young people who participate in at least three service activities and complete a minimum of TEN service hours will be entered into theMayor’s YOUTH Summer Service Challenge Raffle.   Raffle prizes include tickets to the following - Philadelphia Phillies games, WWE Wrestling, American Idol Concert, Eagles Pre-Season games, the Philadelphia Zoo - and MORE!!  A grand prize winner will win two Powerhouse tickets and lunch with the Mayor in his office.

To be eligible, young people must fill out the "Mayor's YOUTH Summer Service Challenge Sheet" and return it to any local branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia no later than July 27th.   Youth can download a copy of this sheet to the RIGHT or pick up a copy at your neighborhood library.   

Note to young peopleyour service sheets must include the name, signature and contact number of your parent/guardian and all of your service project supervisors.  You must complete a minimum of ten hours of volunteer service and participate in at least three projects.  You are welcome to participate in more than three projects to complete the required hours.

To learn about free summer programming and service opportunities across the city, please call 311 or visit www.phila.gov/youthprograms

To find out more about the Mayor’s Youth Summer Service Challenge, and to get updates on new service opportunities and raffle prizes throughout the Challenge, visit www.SERVEPhiladelphia.com.

Feel free to choose from any of the following community service options!


#1 - Help an elementary school student in your family or neighborhood get involved in the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library and then spend time reading with him/her.

#2 - Participate in a neighborhood clean up – or organize one yourself!!

#3Find a community service opportunity on www.SERVEPhiladelphia.com

#4 - Participate in a community service project organized at your church/synagogue, recreation center or library.