2015 YVC Program Director of the Year: Matt Muszynski
Dozens of inspiring adults are leading Youth Volunteer Corps programs alongside their Youth Volunteers throughout the U.S. and Canada. We’re constantly amazed at the compassion and commitment these Program Directors show toward their Youth Volunteers.
Each year, we have the hard job of picking just a single person to honor with the Program Director of the Year Award.
Matt Muszynski, Program Director of YVC of Alpena, Michigan, which is hosted by Boys and Girls Club of Alpena, earned this top honor this year.
Since Matt took over the program a little over a year ago, he has grown Alpena’s YVC program immensely. He’s led a 230% increase in youth involved in the program, and a nearly 80% increase in the number of hours the youth volunteered. In the last year, 432 Alpena youth have served on a total of 170 volunteer projects.
But numbers don’t tell it all. It’s also obvious that he’s having a lasting impact on the youth that he works with. With an office within the local school building, Matt is a resource for all students to become involved in serving their community.
“The initiatives, impact, community exposure and (Matt’s) warm and friendly personality have helped bring the YVC program to the forefront of the community’s leadership and volunteer efforts,” said Brad Somers, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena.
Congratulations, Matt, and keep up the good work!
The 2015 Program Director of the Year was announced during the Award Ceremony at the YVC Summit. We’re celebrating the 2015 award winners this week on the blog. Learn about our 2015 Project of the Year, and meet our YVC AmeriCorps Member of the Year, New Affiliate of the Year, Affiliate of the Year and Milestone Award honorees.