Incredible Exchange applications available

Here’s a neat opportunity: applications for the Incredible Exchange, St. Louis County’s longstanding teenage volunteer program, are available for summer 2013 participation.

The Incredible Exchange allows kids ages 12 to 15 to volunteer in their community and give 25 to 50 hours of their time and talents while learning skills. In exchange, they can earn a same-as-cash certificate for a recreational or cultural activity of their choice.

After completing their course, participants trade their certificate to participating businesses or organizations for lessons — such as music, art, martial arts, dance or horseback riding lessons — or a ski, golf or YMCA pass.

Participants must be 12 to 15 years old on April 13, live in South St. Louis County, fill out an application and participate in up to two sessions.

Applications are available. Follow the link to the application. Paper applications will be accepted and can be printed from the website and mailed or faxed to “The Incredible Exchange,” St. Louis County Extension Office, Government Services Center, 320 W. Second St., Suite 709, Duluth, MN 55802.