Sierra Service Project (SSP) is an ecumenical Christian nonprofit organization. We invite middle school, high school, young adult, and intergenerational participants to join our young adult summer staff in exploring faith, building bridges between communities, and having fun right where we are. Learn about our 2021 summer program. Meet the SSP team, learn about our theology, and our 46 year history working with young people and community partners across the Western US. SSP’s mission is:
“Build faith and strengthen communities through service to others.”
ZZP with SSP
Join the Youth Advisory Council at ZZP to meet new friends! These free monthly gatherings are for youth, led by youth. Each participant will get a seasonal SSP sticker and a chance to win a $20 coupon to SSP’s online store. Register for Zoom details.
“Even though I didn’t know anyone else at ZZP, it was still really fun and I felt like I was a part of the group.”
– 11th grader
“This is the best interaction on Zoom you’ll find.”
– Adult participant
Mark your calendar for upcoming ZZP with SSP gatherings, always the last Thursday of the month from 3 to 4pm Pacific:
- Thursday, April 29
- Thursday, May 27
As we celebrate a challenging but successful 2020, we’re also looking ahead – not just to 2021, but to ongoing efforts toward making SSP a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive space for all our participants and community partners.
With our board of directors, we have laid out a comprehensive five-year vision, with goals pertaining to staff and volunteer training, restorative practices, representation in our leadership, and more.
“By having a diverse community of participants and leaders, communities are made stronger and individuals are empowered to live out their faith as agents of change for hope.”
– Excerpt from our 2025 Vision for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SSP
To make steps towards making our vision a reality by 2025, our 50th year of service, we need your input now! Anyone in the SSP community is invited to share feedback on our diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. Whether a volunteer, staff, parent, homeowner, community partner, donor, alum, board member, or connected to SSP in some other way, we’d like to hear from you. Please complete the DEI survey.
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