Rachel got involved with YVCKC last fall by tutoring and mentoring students at Kidzone, an after-school program at M.E. Pearson Elementary School. She has also helped socialize animals at Great Plains SPCA and recruited volunteers for YVCKC at the Microsoft Store. Rachel said that she volunteers because she wants to reciprocate the positive impact others have had on her life.
Of her future service plans, Rachel said, “I am passionate about women's education in third-world countries. I plan to go into the Peace Corps after college to bring educational opportunities to women. After the Peace Corps I would like to work with programs pairing service dogs with hospice patients.”
YVCKC appreciates Rachel's spirit of service and dedication to improving her community. Amanda Metzler, one of YVCKC's team leaders, commented, "Rachel always jumps right in to help on projects. You can tell she is a leader and has a heart for volunteering. She's even looking into starting a service club in her own school."
In honor of National Volunteer Week, YVCKC is recognizing an outstanding youth volunteer each day. These volunteers have demonstrated active citizenship and a commitment to community service. Each Volunteer of the Day will also be nominated for the Daily Point of Light award.
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