On Saturday, March 4th, we celebrated YVC Day – youth from every single YVC program served “together”  in their communities from South Carolina to Alberta (Canada). In honor of YVC’s 30th Anniversary, this year’s YVC Day theme was “Throwback.” Youth completed some of the original service projects that were done during YVC’s very first summer in 1987.

Here’s what some of our inspiring youth were up to:

YVC of Anderson, SC helped at the United Way’s Read Across America celebration, where they read to children, painted faces, and encouraged a love of reading.

YVC of Calgary hosted a carnival for children with development disabilities. The carnival centered on celebrating YVC’s 30th Anniversary, and children played games with Youth Volunteers.

YVC of Danbury, CT served at the Danbury Museum Archives. They assisted with much-needed behind-the-scenes work by cataloging and categorizing for the archives.

YVC of Hampton Roads, VA spent time at a nursing home, Gardens of Warwick Forest. Youth played bingo with the residents and enjoyed learning about their lives.

YVC of Kansas City served at Homestead of Leawood, where they prepared the grounds for spring, played games with the residents, and decorated for Saint Patrick’s Day.

YVC of Muskogee, OK helped out at Sequoyah State Park. They planted a community garden, cleared trails, prepared a scavenger hunt for children visiting the park, and fed the animals at the Nature Center.

YVC of Manhattan, KS went door-to-door to collect canned goods for the Manhattan Emergency Shelter. They ended the day by delivering cookies to the Manhattan Fire Department to thank them for their service.

YVC of Omaha built garden beds for a community garden in partnership with The Big Garden, a community garden program.

YVC of Philadelphia beautified the Schuylkill Banks Trail in preparation for spring by helping to clean the surrounding area.

YVC of Reading, PA served at South Mountain YMCA Camp, where they cleaned the grounds and painted several rooms in the buildings.

YVC of Saint Joseph, MO spent their day cooking pizza and cookies to hand out to community members in need. Youth passed out the meals to those living in the Haven and Juda House and the women and children living at the YWCA shelter.

Thanks to everyone who helped make YVC Day unforgettable!

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