This year, three YVC affiliates, YVC of Reading, YVC of Philadelphia and YVC of Hampton Roads, took it upon themselves to create and execute a regional service project that exemplified the values of diversity and teamwork as they served nonprofit organizations in Reading and Philadelphia, Penn. In recognition of their initiative, YVCHQ has awarded each affiliate with the One YVC Award.
The weekend of service, September 22-23, was the result of nine months of planning, countless phone calls and meetings and the commitment and passion of four incredible YVC program staff.
On Friday, these affiliates tackled literacy-focused service projects by constructing Little Free Libraries, organizing a “reading carnival” and collecting and distributing backpacks full of books. On Saturday, YVC youth from all 3 affiliates participated in a Peace Day project, contributing their favorite inspirational quote to a combined piece of artwork (the “thumbprint” of YVC Service), which will be made into a poster and will be sent to each affiliate.
Congratulations and thank you to YVC of Philadelphia, Hampton Roads and Reading!