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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! is taking a hiatus in 2020 after seventeen years. We will be taking time to review and assess the program’s goals and objectives. Thank you for your understanding as we plan for future growth. Please, check back with us next year. In the meantime…

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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.

Approximately 30 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.
  • Locations of project sites will be announced shortly after acceptance.
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