Teens and families will give back in their communities for the Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21.
Youth Volunteer Corps, now a program whose host is the YMCA of Greater Kansas City as of Jan. 1, is offering a variety of volunteer activities for ages 11-18 or families with at least one child ages 11-18. There is still time to register.
YVCKC is focused on promoting a lifetime commitment to service among youth ages 11-18 by providing quality service projects for young people. The YVCKC team combines service learning and volunteering to create a unique sense of community within the youth.
With the Y's commitment to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, it was natural for the Y and YVCKC to become partners. Together, we're continuing to ensure youth have the opportunity to learn and grow from giving back to their community through organized service opportunities.
To sign up for YVCKC's Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteer activities, teens and families can visit www.yvckc.org. Opportunities in Wyandotte County include:
- Packing aid kits for people in need at Heart to Heart International, 1021 Pacific Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
- Helping at This and That Thrift Store to benefit Grace Center maternity home for teen mothers, 3817 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
- Helping to move Habitat Restore to its new location, 520 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan. and 1270 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan.
- Converting toys to switch operated toys for children with disabilities at Coalition for Independence, 4911 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
- Story from YMCA