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From Youth to Lifelong Advocate: Yvette Marchetti’s YVC Journey

Yvette Marchetti's YVC Journey

Yvette Marchetti, a YVC alum who volunteered with YVC of Greater Kansas City nearly 30 years ago, shares her experience with YVC.

Check out what she had to say:

On her YVC experience… “I was a YVC volunteer for years back in the 90s and became deeply involved in organizing events with the youth in Kansas City. As an adult, I’m still very much involved in the Kansas City community, helping people come together on projects to improve our home!”

On the impact of service on youth… “What YVC does is one of the best things for the youth today and for the community, even more so now than when I was a kid. Our world needs this. It needs a source that allows youth to be part of something bigger, something that helps them understand the incredible reward that comes from serving others, building their community, and beautifying their home! I can say without a doubt that I would not be who I am today if it wasn’t for my chance meeting with Youth Volunteer Corps back in the early 90s!”

On what YVC taught her… “Nothing has impacted me more in life than being a part of YVC at such a young age. It truly shaped me into a well-rounded person. I’m very passionate about community and getting myself and others involved. I understand the importance of teamwork, how to lead and work in a team setting, and how to speak publicly, among many other things.”

On how YVC affected her life… “My thanks cannot go out enough to this organization. It’s so important for the youth to get involved and understand there is more to life than just making a buck, but rather giving of your time to help others in need. Thank you, from the deepest part of my heart, for being available to me at a young age, allowing me to participate, grow, and be a part of something so much bigger than myself!”


 

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