Student Service Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the Ryan Nece Foundation’s Student Service Program!


Review 2023 Process:

Terms of Agreement: By submitting this application you verify you are currently a sophomore in Hillsborough or Pinellas based high school or academy who is eager to learn about leadership and how to better serve their community. In applying, you agree that you are willing and able to commit to participation in the Student Service Program for your junior and senior years. Program participation includes attending in-person monthly meetings the first Tuesday evening of every month, attending service projects the second Saturday of every month, completing homework assignments, engaging in team building, implementing and completing a fundraising campaign, participating in a kickoff retreat at the beginning of August, attending service-learning trips in June 2024 (domestic) and June 2025 (international), and being matched with a mentor who you meet virtually on a quarterly basis for one hour each time.

Deadline for application submission was by April 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

To view our 2023 application checklist resource, please click here. We encourage you to use this checklist and to save your work in a Word document before starting the formal application process below. This way, your work will be saved. For any application questions, please email Krystle Pitts, Director of Programs, at

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Applications will open to alll current high school sophomores  in mid-January 2024!