The youth service program, hosted by Five County Associations of Governments, offers volunteer opportunities to dozens of youth who serve more than 3,000 volunteer hours each year.
“YVC of Cedar City is paving the way for YVC programs all over the U.S. and Canada,” said David Battey, founder and president of YVC’s headquarters in Kansas City. “The program has had such a profound impact on both youth volunteers and the community they’re serving.”
The headquarters office works with YVC affiliates to ensure that they are serving both the youth and their communities in the best way possible. The Gold Level rating goes only to the very top YVC programs that stand out as examples for how these programs can serve their communities, according to a YVC release.
“We’re so proud of this honor for the YVC program and the youth volunteers involved,” said Cindy Rose, program director for YVC of Cedar City. “We look forward to seeing all the great things that Cedar City youth will accomplish in the coming year.”
Last year, 54 youth served a total of 3,425 volunteer hours with YVC of Cedar City. They helped out in area retirement homes, soup kitchens, animal shelters, parks and more. Read more about the program at www.yvcsouthwestutah.weebly.com.