Flint Hills Volunteer Center’s Youth Volunteer Corps, now known as Connecting Students to Communities gives youth volunteers an opportunity to serve their community. Prior to COVID, area youth were able to serve 177 hours across 9 projects. Beginning in April, CSC began offering programming online and were able to offer virtual service projects that could be completed at home. Despite the pandemic, youth were still able to volunteer an additional 97 hours, complete 5 service projects, and attend a National Service-Learning Conference online.
Perhaps 14-year-old Aspen puts it best: “Overall, volunteering with the CSC program was a great experience. I was able to do projects on my own to whatever degree I was able to do them, and I felt useful. Collaborating with friends on some of the projects was great, and I was able to do a few together with my whole family. I was glad to be helpful even as Manhattan went through a difficult time, and I am grateful to the CSC program for that opportunity.”
The YES! Fund is proud to support youth programs like Connecting Students to Communities, which provide a valuable service to the community. Donate at https://www.mcfks.org/donate/yes to support youth programs and have your dollars matched!