TGIF is a program pairing CSU student volunteers with teens in the community who have a variety of complex needs. This unique program offers mutually beneficial relationships and learning for both teens and college students. It promotes diversity and advocacy, and honors individuality and independence. The TGIF community has patient, open-minded, and friendly volunteers who are committed to making a connection with community members with disabilities, and fostering a healthy, engaging, and fun atmosphere at each event. On Friday nights once or twice a month, the community gets together to participate in social activities including scavenger hunts, bowling, Halloween fun, CSU athletic events, swimming, movie nights, crafting, fun at Inspiration Park, and, everyone’s favorite – Prom!
The application process is first-come-first-serve, and we are looking for full-time students willing to challenge themselves, commit to the process, and join our unique community. Previous experience working with this population is not necessary, though certainly welcomed.
The application process for the 2015-2016 year has now closed. If you’re interested in applying for the 2016-2017 academic year, please check back in August 2016.
For more information email our TGIF Coordinator or the Volunteer Programs Graduate Coordinator or call 970-491-7817. Feel free to stop by the Student Leadership Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) Office located in the Lory Student Center Main Level, Room 210.