Monthly Archives: October 2013

Congrats to 171 Awesome Youth!

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 Milestone Awards! Just this year, we launched three new awards that will honor YVC’s top Youth Volunteers.

The 100-In-1 Award is for youth who have volunteered at least 100 hours with YVC in a single year. The Ethic of Service Award is for youth who have volunteered at least 500 hours with YVC in their career. The World-Changer Award, YVC’s most prestigious award, is for youth who have volunteered at least 1,000 hours with YVC in their career.

At Summit 2013, we gave out 152 100-in-1 Awards, 25 Ethic of Service Awards and two World-Changer Awards.

Below is the incredible list of youth making huge differences in their communities:

 

World-Changer Award:

Audrey Simmons – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Thomas Tong – YVC of Greater Kansas City

 

Ethic of Service Award:

Greer Barlow – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Brittany Blethen – YVC of Alpena

Madison Fitzgerald – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Dana Glomski – YVC of Alpena

Desarae Harris – YVC of Alpena

T.J. Hoag – YVC of Alpena

Cody Hodges – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Mary Kate McHone – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Kerry McHone – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Chris Molter – YVC of Alpena

Alex Montgomery – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Audrey Nelson – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Ean Nelson – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Thomas Plackemeier – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Phylisia Porter-Mayfield – YVC of Muskogee

Eric Rippee – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Kayla Russell – YVC of Muskogee

Bethany Schatz – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Samantha Simmons – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Leah Simon – YVC of Alpena

Alex Smith – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Corrinne Smith-Winterscheidt – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Joel Steyer – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Daniel Van Kirk – YVC of Muskogee

Maggie Wilcox – YVC of Greater Kansas City

 

100-in-1 Award:

Forrest Addington – YVC of Alpena

Sura Al-Saket – YVC of Calgary

Wafa Anam – YVC of Calgary

Garrett Beaulieu – YVC of Alpena

Matthew Benedict – YVC of Alpena

Lauren Bernard – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Daphne Bliss-Rosval – YVC of Calgary

Devin Bly – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Erin Bowser – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Jordan Boykin – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Braden Bradshaw – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Maggie Bridges – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Chloe Buchler – YVC of Alpena

Joshua Bush – YVC of Anderson County

John Cabayao – YVC of Calgary

Rosa Cai – YVC of Calgary

Allie Carlson – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Estefania Carrasco – YVC of Calgary

Danielle Cheek – YVC of Iron County

Doris Chen – YVC of Calgary

Devin Connon – YVC of Alpena

Maria F. Coronado – YVC of Muskogee

Maria J. Coronado – YVC of Muskogee

Jesus Cuadra – YVC of Calgary

Daniela Cuadra – YVC of Calgary

Laurel Cunningham – YVC of Nashville

Andrew Cunningham – YVC of Muskogee

Anna Cunningham – YVC of Muskogee

Isabel DeAvila – YVC of Iron County

Maggi DeAvila – YVC of Iron County

Vicky DeAvila – YVC of Iron County

Sonia Dhawan – YVC of Calgary

Shreyas Dhokte – YVC of Calgary

Sabrina Dieu – YVC of Calgary

Kennedy Dockhorn – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Tracy Fan – YVC of Calgary

Emily Fannin – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Michelle Fehr – YVC of Calgary

Madison Fitzgerald – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Danielle Fung – YVC of Calgary

Alexandra Gagliardi – YVC of Calgary

Jaycee Gardner – YVC of Muskogee

Brittany Garrett – YVC of Muskogee

Richard Gatip – YVC of Calgary

Samantha Hamil – YVC of Muskogee

Desarae Harris – YVC of Alpena

Allie Hathaway – YVC of Muskogee

Breana Hathaway – YVC of Muskogee

Emma Hayes – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Catherine He – YVC of Calgary

Alyson Hill – YVC of Muskogee

Lucas Hines – YVC of Alpena

Maren Hines – YVC of Alpena

Cynthia Hon – YVC of Calgary

Sophie Hu – YVC of Calgary

Ling Huang – YVC of Alpena

Ella Huang – YVC of Calgary

Javeria Irfan – YVC of Calgary

Rose Jasman – YVC of Alpena

Kaitlyn Jensen – YVC of Iron County

Tracey Jones – YVC of Iron County

Shazia Kahlon – YVC of Calgary

Sarah Kern – YVC of Yellowstone County

Stephen Kim – YVC of Calgary

Mary Knack – YVC of Muskogee

Winton Kretsiuger – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Logan Kroll – YVC of Alpena

Doug Krolman – YVC of Calgary

Clare Lappin – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Tyler Latimer – YVC of Anderson County

Chris Latimer – YVC of Anderson County

Elizabeth Leach – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Laurie Lee-Glover – YVC of Calgary

Melissa Lehner – YVC of Calgary

Iris Levine – YVC of Nashville

Lauren Levy – YVC of Nashville

Mandy Li – YVC of Calgary

Wentao Li – YVC of Calgary

Alyssa Linang – YVC of Calgary

Arthur Liu – YVC of Nashville

Lillian Liu – YVC of Calgary

Jolynn Lu – YVC of Calgary

Lulu Lu – YVC of Calgary

Nancy Lu – YVC of Calgary

Vivian Ly – YVC of Calgary

Kristina Lyngberg – YVC of Calgary

Tevin Ma – YVC of Calgary

Ryan Mackenzie – YVC of Calgary

Sophia Mauro – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Brandon Mayberry – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Jessica McAvoy – YVC of Calgary

Breck McDonald – YVC of Alpena

Carly Meacham – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Andrew Min – YVC of Calgary

Mary Mo – YVC of Calgary

Herman Mohar – YVC of Calgary

Chris Molter – YVC of Alpena

Katie Morton – YVC of Muskogee

Magdalena Mueller – YVC of Calgary

Paula Ngo – YVC of Calgary

Matthew Norris – YVC of Anderson County

Amber Pan – YVC of Calgary

Sarah Parker – YVC of Anderson County

Bradley Perez – YVC of Muskogee

Bryan Perez – YVC of Muskogee

Robert Phillips – YVC of Alpena

Phylisia Porter-Mayfield – YVC of Muskogee

Sean Qi – YVC of Calgary

Joyeeta Rahman – YVC of Calgary

Alex Rice – YVC of Muskogee

Kayla Russell – YVC of Muskogee

Jonathan Rydburg – YVC of Nashville

Jenny Sai – YVC of Nashville

Mahta Samani – YVC of Calgary

Elizabeth Sayre – YVC of Alpena

Kendal-Marie Schamens – YVC of Anderson County

Bethany Schatz – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Kelton Schuelter – YVC of Alpena

Elizabeth Seabolt – YVC of Muskogee

Raj Shah – YVC of Calgary

Navila Sharif – YVC of Nashville

Kaylin Shelley – YVC of Iron County

Logan Siess – YVC of Alpena

Leah Simon – YVC of Alpena

Addison Slack – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Julia Slack – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Jaclyn Sokolovitch – YVC of Alpena

Yuxin Song – YVC of Calgary

Natalie Speranza – YVC of Calgary

Ana Tarin – YVC of Calgary

Andy To – YVC of Calgary

Yun (Nina) Tong – YVC of Calgary

Anita Truong – YVC of Calgary

Bailey Tull – YVC of Muskogee

Julian Turner – YVC of Nashville

Daniel Van Kirk – YVC of Muskogee

Deborah Wackett – YVC of Calgary

Malaki Wagner – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Spencer Wagner – YVC of Greater Kansas City

Howrena Wang – YVC of Calgary

Ivy White – YVC of Iron County

Evalina Williamson – YVC of Calgary

Ty-Tiona Wilson – YVC of Muskogee

Wyatt Wilson – YVC of Muskogee

Taylor Wong – YVC of Calgary

Madison Wright – YVC of Calgary

Eva Xu – YVC of Calgary

Rebecca Yang – YVC of Calgary

Jacob Yoon – YVC of Calgary

Andrew Yoon – YVC of Calgary

Krystal Young – YVC of Anderson County

Helen Zhu – YVC of Alpena

 

Congratulations to these all-star Youth Volunteers!

YVC of Muskogee: Affiliate of the Year

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Congratulations to YVC of Muskogee, the 2013 Affiliate of the Year!

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, YVC of Muskogee offered 93 volunteer projects in the last year that 54 local youth served on throughout the year. Each of those youth volunteered an average of 88 hours each in this year alone, which is more than twice the average hours per youth of any other YVC program throughout the U.S. and Canada. (Read that last sentence again—that’s an incredible achievement!)

Here at YVC, we believe that true transformation happens in youth who volunteer for extended periods of time, so YVC of Muskogee’s incredibly high hours-per-youth stat is telling.

Not only are their stats impressive, but their stories are incredible too. During the last year, YVC of Muskogee launched a community garden in their town that the youth oversee and manage. Two years in a row, YVC of Muskogee has brought the largest group of Youth Volunteers to the YVC Summit. And they have story after story of youth whose lives have been changed through YVC.

17-year-old Phylisia started volunteering with YVC of Muskogee in eighth grade when her mom pushed her to try it as a way to step out of her comfort zone. “I was terribly shy and hated to be around people I didn’t know,” she said “Over time with YVC, I grew to love meeting new people and exploring who I am and what I can do for my community.” She’s now volunteered over 750 hours and is representing YVC of Muskogee on YVC’s International Youth Advisory Board.

YVC of Muskogee has changed Phylisia’s life, but it’s also changed hundreds of others. In this year alone, 22 youth from YVC of Muskogee received one of YVC’s youth awards. All 22 of those youth received the 100-in-1 Award for youth who have volunteered at least 100 hours with YVC in a single year, and three of them also received the Ethic of Service Award for youth who have volunteered at least 500 hours with YVC in their career.

Congrats again to YVC of Muskogee for the Affiliate of the Year honor, and thank you for all that you’re doing in your community!

 

Summit 2013: Action!

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Summit 2013 wrapped up Sunday night after an amazing weekend of learning, connecting, celebrating, and most importantly, fun!

Relive Summit 2013 by the numbers:

Here’s what just a few of the Summit attendees had to say about their experience:

“I had so much fun this weekend! I made memories that will last forever! I will be back next year.”

“It was inspirational and helpful! I cannot wait to apply what I’ve learned.”

“The Summit was rewarding and enlightening with a lot of ideas shared and ideas gained.”

“I loved the interactions and meeting new people.”

“I had a fantastic time meeting new affiliate members and strengthening existing relationships.”

“I enjoyed seeing how passionate the youth are and gaining a better idea of YVC.”

“My favorite part of the Summit was being in contact with other YVC Affiliates and learning how we do different things to accomplish the same goal.”

“The Summit this year was amazing, and I’m excited for next year because I know it will get better each year!”

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Summit, and a huge thank you to our funders that make it possible for the YVC Summit to transform Youth Volunteers’ lives each year.

Interested in seeing more Summit photos? Check out the photo album on our Facebook page.

Save the date for Summit 2014! Next year’s Summit is taking place Oct. 10-12, 2014, in Kansas City. See you there!

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