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In addition to the required components of the BPSS program, there are also a number of optional opportunities for service and engagement connected to BPSS. Some of them are more developed programs and scholarships—like the Arts in Public Service FellowsOutward Bound Scholarships and SMART Mentoring—while others are less structured, including opportunities to connect with other BPSS participants. We regularly publish information about all of these opportunities through the BPSS participant listserv.

BPSS participants sometimes choose to organize activities and events for other participants. BPSS participants have started and manage a HOPE Gardens plot, regularly serve lunch with the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service and have organized stream cleanup days. BPSS participants also publicize other service-related activities or events through the BPSS Facebook page and the Public Service News.

If you’re a BPSS participant and want to connect more with other BPSS participants, get more involved in the organization and leadership of BPSS or have other ideas for collaborations you would like to lead, send us an email.