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Ramp It Up! with Yachad

"An amazing experience! I learned so much, not only about construction and carpentry, giving back, and leadership, but about myself and my capabilities. I surprised myself with how much I was able to do."

- Ramp It Up! Participant


Ramp It Up! with Yachad is a summer program for high school students who have at least completed their freshman year. Students spend a week building an accessibility ramp for a lower-income homeowner with disabilities. Work is done under the supervision of a professional carpenter and counselor. Using team work, 4x4s and power tools, students develop leadership and building skills and learn about issues of poverty, civil rights and the Jewish values of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

For the summer of 2017, Yachad is offering two weeks of Ramp It Up! There will be two one- week sessions, and each week campers can earn 30 community service hours. Campers can also sign up for the full two weeks to earn 60 community service hours. Please read on to find the dates and costs of the two sessions, as well as the program application.

Spots fill up QUICKLY so get your application in ASAP.

Sessions Offered for 2017:

June 19 - 23: One Week Session

Approximately 30 SSL/Community Service Hours are generally awarded.


June 26 - 30: One Week Session

Approximately 30 SSL/Community Service Hours are generally awarded.


June 19 - 30: Two Week Session

Approximately 60 SSL/Community Service Hours are generally awarded.


Answers to FAQs

  • Each work day is from about 9am to 4pm but may vary slightly.
  • Carpooling and rides to and from a close Metro stop may be possible depending on site location.
  • The participation fee is not tax-deductible and is collected after acceptance.
  • Students must have completed their freshman year to participate.
  • Approximately 30 hours of community service hours can be awarded for successful completion of the One Week Session and approximately 60 hours for the Two Week Session.
  • Locations of project sites will be announced shortly after acceptance.

Download 2017 Application

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