Ready, Set, Serve

Debbie Emery, 201-489-9454, ext. 202

A leadership and service
  experience for teens.

What is Ready Set Serve?

Ready, Set, Serve (RSS) is a unique training program designed to help prepare the next generation for leadership roles in their communities.  Through a state-of-the-art curriculum that includes both classroom instruction and experiential training, RSS teaches middle- and high-school-age youth a broad array of leadership skills applicable to community service.  The ultimate purpose of RSS is to help create stronger communities - and a stronger nation - by igniting in young people the ability and the desire to make meaningful, lifelong contributions to their communities. 

This interactive, state-of-the-art curriculum, developed by the Center for Creative Leadership, is designed to provide the caliber of leadership training typically available only to corporate executives and government leaders.  It features a challenging series of lessons and exercises including community needs analysis, goal setting, team building, project planning, decision making, and other dynamic leadership skills.  The course culminates in community service projects - created and implemented by the student participants - and a final graduation ceremony. 

To view the curriculum click here!

Much of our curriculum is based on the generationOn goLEAD program, which develops young leaders to become community change makersGenerationOn, part of the Hands On Network and Points of Light , inspires, equips, and mobilizes young people to make their mark on the world through service and leadership.


2016 Schedule


Download the application here.  For more information contact Debbie Emery, 201-489-9454, ext. 202.

Pay tuition dues online with our secure payment page.

HS and MS groups will meet regularly from September through March to discuss their individual student service projects.  A graduation celebration and project presentation will be held in conjunction with Celebrate Volunteers (during National Volunteer Week) in April 2016.




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