A Day at SWOP

The Project

  • A total of 10 youth are involved at each site for six weeks each summer, plus a week vacation
  • Each community has a host site for this project, SWOP hires approved summer staff to supervise community work and provide life skills & mentoring
  • The project concentrates on character building, life skills development activities, and employment-related skills.

Typical schedule

  • 8:30a.m. – life skills hour (led by site director, site host, or local guest speaker)
  • 9:30a.m. – break for snack & prepare for work day
  • 9:45a.m. – leave for work
  • 11:45 a.m. – finish work, clean-up and return to home site
  • 12:00 – 12:30p.m. – journaling and group reflection on the day

Guest speaker mornings

  • 8:30 – transition time (for prep, travel time and review)
  • 9:00 – guest speaker
  • 10:00 – snack time and leave for work
  • 11:45 – finish work, clean-up and return to home site
  • 12:00 – 12:30p.m. – journaling and group reflection for the day