(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) According to a press release, Youth Volunteer Corps of St. Joseph was named a Gold Level YVC Affiliate, one of 15 YVC programs throughout the U.S. and Canada awarded this honor. The youth service program, hosted by St. Joseph Youth Alliance, offers volunteer projects for youth ages 11 to 18 on weekends, after school and during the summer.
“YVC of St. Joseph is paving the way for YVC programs all over the U.S. and Canada,” said David Battey, founder and president of YVC’s headquarters, located in Kansas City. “The program has had such a profound impact on both youth volunteers and the community they’re serving.”
YVC Headquarters works with each YVC Affiliate to ensure that they are serving the youth and their community in the best way possible. The Gold Level rating goes only to the very top YVC programs that serve as stand-out examples of how the program can serve its community.
“We’re so proud of this honor for the YVC program and the youth volunteers involved,” said Anita Jolly, Program Director of YVC of St. Joseph. “We look forward to seeing all the great things that Youth Alliance youth will accomplish in the coming year.”
Last year 88 youth served a total of 2,363 volunteer hours with YVC of St. Joseph, helping out at places like retirement homes, food kitchens, animal shelters, parks and more.
Youth Volunteer Corps of St. Joseph’s mission is to create volunteer opportunities to address community needs and to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service. YVC of St. Joseph is one of more than 35 affiliates of Youth Volunteer Corps, headquartered in Kansas City.
For more information on how to get involved, see: www.yvcstjoseph.org.