After the completion of another successful Summer of Service followed by a short reprieve, the offices of YVCKC are once again filled with a flutter of activity. Program Director Chris Miller and former Team Leader turned Assistant Program Director Amanda Myer have assembled a new cast of AmeriCorps Team Leaders, each with a strong history of volunteerism and a commitment to Service Learning.
A note from one of your new Team Leaders, Emily Lundberg:
The energy and excitement for YVC coming from Chris and Amanda during our training contagiously spread to us as new Team Leaders. In response we have each jumped right into our new roles brainstorming, planning and coordinating ways to bring the youth of Kansas City together with their community. So far we’ve completed a training project at Unleashed, where we were joined by some truly inspiring YAB members, and lead our first Saturday project at Sanctuary of Hope this past weekend. While we begin to fill up our Saturdays with a diversity of new and re-occurring projects (stay tuned for sign-ups!) we are also anxiously awaiting the start of our In-School and After-School programs and our first official YAB meeting.
It’s the start of a new year at YVCKC and every one of us is dedicated to making this year the very best year yet. We hope to exceed previous volunteer and project count numbers while also building stronger relationships with the agencies and schools we work with and continuing to add more. Our goals are lofty, but our passion is deep … and our office is in walking distance to a Starbucks. Nothing can stop us now!
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