Underserved Youth Helping Others


TM youth grades 4-8 created 150+ partnerships to help more than 1,300 people in 18 social need areas. Nearly 1,000 volunteer hours were generated by TM youth.

Featured TM Youth Leader

4th Grader Citlaly Helps The Homeless From Her Heart

Through TM's Social Good Project (SGP) program, Citlaly helped nearly 500 unhoused people in 2021. Her work with nonprofit executives, city council members, business owners, community leaders, youth, and members of the public helped Citlaly discover that she wants to "open up a nonprofit almost like PATH. I want to be able to make an apartment place where homeless people can stay over the night while we help them find permanent housing.” (Citlaly Arroyo)


TM's SGP program empowers underserved youth in grades 4-8 to become community service leaders by designing and leading projects that benefit others in their community. Youth research the issue they address, design promotional materials, recruit donors, volunteers and beneficiaries, collaborate with professional mentors, and organize and host events. SGPs teach underserved youth how to become community service leaders by being the designers and providers of social services.


Skateboard giveaway

Clean ups

Police-student relations

Art class

Soccer gear donations

Bridge building class

Video game design class

Meal giveaway

Neighborhood beautification

Dog house donation

Civil rights mural

Football clinic

Soccer clinic

Archery class

Preschool play

Book for hospitalized children

What Others Are Saying About Us

"I believe Thiebaut Method youths' social good projects transform not only youth, but impels families and the larger community towards social action. The youth models engagement, caring for others, self-efficacy through action, determination, skill development, and the joy of giving. Families and community members practice social good by supporting the youth and this practice may motivate their own social good efforts going forward. The youth has involved them, inspired them, and taught them how."

-Melissa Wilson, Commissioner of San Mateo County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission

"Teaching underserved youth how to help others in need is teaching him/her how to change a community. You are teaching that young person how to be a leader in the community by showing people how to take care of each other. This can be contagious which could lead to an “underserved “ community banding together to lift each other up."

-Jeff Liu, Acting Police Chief of East Palo Alto Police

Youth News

TM youth trained in homeless outreach work

TM youth receives her first grant

TM youth's dad gets more involved

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Support Our Youth Leaders

We rely on donations from individuals, foundations, local businesses, corporations and more to offer our Social Good Project (SGP) program to youth.

Please consider helping our youth do social good by donating resources, sponsoring a youth, or making a gift to support our staff in working with youth every week.

If you would like to learn more please email us socialgood@thiebautmethod.org.

Become a Mentor or Volunteer

Youth work with mentors and volunteers to achieve their social good projects (SGP).

Mentors are experts in the areas that relate to the SGP so that youth can develop valuable career skills and aspirations in the process of helping others.

Volunteers work with youth on a weekly basis on other aspects of their projects, such as making donation calls and flyers.

Please email us to learn about being a mentor or volunteer. socialgood@thiebautmethod.org.