ReThink Service is a 12 week virtual fellowship program for teens who are passionate about serving their community. Youth fellows have designed their very own community service projects with a goal to lead their peers to better the communities in which they reside. 

Hannah will have her service project on April 29th from 3-6 at the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)  

Her service project is delivering and hosting an arts and crafts event at the CAC. With the help of volunteers, Hannah hopes to compose several gift boxes with materials that children can play with. The gift boxes will be pre-made, with the help of volunteers, and Hannah will deliver these on April 29th.   

Jibril will have his service project on April 30th via Zoom at 2 p.m.  

His service project is to inform Middle School students, specifically 6th and 7th Black and Latinx students about advanced courses/programs that are offered in High Schools. His goal is to address the disparity that he sees in his IB/Advanced courses and increase minority representation–especially in his high school. His presentation will consist of students, guidance counselors, and guest speakers that will inform students about these opportunities.   

Saika will have her service project on April 29th  

Her service project is leading a book drive for Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center and The Child Advocacy Center. She is hoping to have books, journals, notebooks, and coloring books donated at Gainesville High School’s Main office and Coffee Culture from April 1st to April 25th. She will also be collecting letters for the youth at the Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center and The Child Advocacy Center.   

Sophia will have service project on April 30th from 10-12   

Sophia is the founder of BEING, an organization that allows female-identifying adolescents to embrace their inner worth by promoting body positivity. The first community event will be on April 30th from 10-12 at Magnolia Parke and will include free yoga, mosaic making, journaling, and guest speakers!  

Rachel will have her service project on April 30th & May 1st from 11-3 at the Civic Media Center (April 30th) and Coffee Culture (May 1st), respectively   

Her service project is to educate the youth and emerging adults about clinical services, and reproductive health. There will also be free goodies and wellness supplies given at this event!  

Phoenix will have his service project on May 1st time TBD  

His goal is to spread awareness on the harmful nature of House Bill 1557, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, in the state of Florida. He wants to gather participants to come together and learn about the negative effects that this Bill will have on the youth. He will do so by gathering a maximum of 10 people to paint the wall on 34th street.