The Klamath Falls Herald and News published an article by Lee Beach, H&N Staff Reporter, about SSP’s youth teams working in Chiloquin, Oregon.
“The young people are incoming freshmen through seniors,” said Hana Richardson, one of seven staff members who have worked with the youth all summer. “A lot of the groups do fundraising to finance the trip, and 85 percent of our budget (for projects) comes from what the kids pay. The rest is from donors.” SSP provides all tools, materials and labor from those funds.
The Triplicate of Del Norte County published an article by Adam Spencer about SSP youth building a wheelchair ramp for a woman in Smith River, California.
“The main thing is empowering youth to do projects that society says they normally aren’t equipped to do,” Evan Griffiths, Smith River site director for Sierra Service Project, said outside of Tedsen’s home on Wednesday.
“If you show them how to do it once, then they can do it on their own for sure,” said construction supervisor Drew Izzo. “We’re on top of the precise measurements, but when it comes to cutting wood or mixing concrete, they are very competent.”
The Stockton Record published an article by Kevin Parrish about SSP’s pilot program in Stockton, California during the summer of 2013.
“Our first goal is for the campers to fall in love with Stockton as much as we have,” said Bri Dennison, site director and part of an advance team that arrived last week. “We want to let them experience the city as much as humanly possible.”
Vernonia’s Voice published an article by Scott Laird about SSP’s first Weekend of Service in Vernonia, Oregon.
“The students worked at the Vernonia Pioneer Museum where they did landscaping work, planted trees at the new Vernonia Schools campus, cleaned bricks from the old high school that will be used to build pathways in the Community Garden, painted at the American Legion Hall, cleaned up some City owned properties and did yard work for several senior citizens.”