2017 YVC Affiliate of the Year
Congratulations to YVC of Danbury, the 2017 Affiliate of the Year! Not only do they earn this top accolade, but this year the award also comes with a $1,000 grant from YVC Headquarters.
Youth Volunteer Corps of Danbury launched in 2009 and since then it has steadily grown, deepening its roots in the Danbury community and expanding its reach throughout Connecticut. They were awarded gold-level status in the 2014-2015 program year and have upheld that standard as a banner program in the YVC network since.
Last year, 143 youth served 2,627 hours with YVC of Danbury. They helped 21 local agencies on 127 different projects.
Commitment to YVC is evident at every level of the organization. A youth representative from Danbury has served on YVC’s International Youth Advisory Board since the group was established. Program staff routinely remark they observe youth mature during their time in the program, making deep connections to one another as they serve together.
Youth voice and youth leadership take center-stage. The name of each youth volunteer is listed in their annual report.
Despite a change in funding, senior leadership at this host organization sought creative solutions to keep their YVC program staffed and funded as they continued to integrate YVC with their overall strategic priorities.
Thank you to the YVC of Danbury staff and youth volunteers for your impact on your community!
The 2017 Affiliate of the Year was announced during the Award Ceremony at the YVC Summit. We’re celebrating the 2017 award winners this week on the blog. Stay tuned to meet this year’s Program Director of the Year, New Affiliate of the Year and more.
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