The ServeIT program enables full-time AmeriCorps members to mentor Danville and Pittsylvania County students in computer science and STEM-related activities (involving science, technology, engineering and math). A pre-apprenticeship program, ServeIT strives to prepare economically disadvantaged young adults with information technology (IT) and work readiness skills, help them earn certifications and place them in IT apprenticeships or other employment at the end of their service year. In addition to the aforementioned partners, the J.T. – Minnie Maude Charitable Trust also supports this program.
The Dan River Year (DRY) program is a regional initiative designed to build the area’s STEM capacity by addressing literacy challenges. Many DRY members are placed in middle schools to combat this issue, and others are placed in service positions at more than a dozen sites within Southern Virginia.
In addition to tutoring, members also enjoy the opportunity to give back to the larger community through national days of service like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.