June 13th-16th

Great Days of Service began in 1996 and has grown each year.  Now, Great Days is a part of Grand Central Station, Sherman.  The last week in June, you can volunteer to help with Service Academy for Youth or one of the projects that Great Days has to offer.  You can volunteer for Home Improvement, Clean Up Sherman, Paint My Number, Working at Grand Central Station, and other projects.  In August, we hold the annual Tools 4 Schools where we help children in Grayson County with their school supplies.  If you would like more information on Great Days of Service or Service Academy for Youth (SAY) please contact SAY Director – Lauren Towles at 903.815.2690 laurensims02@yahoo.com

You may download Applications for Service Academy for Youth below.

2017 Residential Application

2017 Day Camp Application

2017 Counselor Application


Service Academy for Youth 2017

The 20th year for Service Academy for Youth (SAY) will begin on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 as a part of Great Days of Service.  There are approximately 100 students and 40 adults and counselors who participate in SAY.  The purpose of SAY is to help teach young people the importance of service to others as a way of life.  There is no cost to the youth to attend this camp.  We ask that each youth attend the entire camp and come ready to work hard and play hard.

The Day camp is set up for youth who have completed 5th and 6th grades, and the residential camp is for 7th – 12th grade complete.  The youth work with leaders from Great Days of Service by helping painting homes, volunteer at Grand Central Station, paint at our local schools, Paint my Number, Clean up Sherman, and more.  The youth also attend classes on community awareness, leadership and how they can help make a difference by helping others through service.

The day camp and residential camp run through Friday, June 16, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact SAY Director – laurensims02@yahoo.com

Applications will be accepted until June 1st . Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 2nd.