RACINE — The Volunteer Center of Racine County Inc. received a grant from SC Johnson to support its Youth Volunteer Corps program in Racine County.
The $20,000 grant will be used to hire a team leader to oversee and facilitate the volunteer activities of the youth participants.
“For 20 years, SC Johnson has been our main source of funding for the YVC program, which the Volunteer Center has hosted for more than 20 years,” said Michelle Ortwein, Executive Director of the Volunteer Center.
The mission of the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is “to engage youth in team service experiences that build life and work skills while inspiring a lifelong ethic of service.” The Team Leader creates and facilitates service-learning experiences that allow students to learn more about the community and complete service hours for scholarships and college applications, as well as learn skills that can be put on resumes and job applications.
The YVC is currently hosting Saturday Projects as well as several virtual activities. Planning has begun for the summer camp program, which involves volunteering at one location for a week at a time. This allows students to immerse themselves in the culture and mission of this non-profit organization as well as complete their service hours in a short period of time. Those who volunteer all summer can often earn 40 to 100 hours of service, which is the requirement for most clubs, such as the National Honor Society, or for getting letters or sports pins as well as referrals. of CV.
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Students interested in participating should contact Sarah Webb, Team Leader, by email at [email protected] or call 262-886-9612, ext. 103.