YVC program attains prestigious Gold Level status

Youth Volunteer Corps participants, including this group, were honored recently with Gold Level status.

The Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena was been named a Gold Level YVC affiliate. It is one of 15 YVC programs throughout the United States and Canada awarded this honor.

The youth service program, hosted by the Boys and Girls Club, offers volunteer opportunities for more than 402 local youth who served over 6,347 volunteer hours every year. YVC members helped a total of 35 local agencies such as Turning Brook, Huron Humane Society, City of Alpena, NEMCSA and many more.

“YVC of Alpena is paving the way for YVC programs all over the U.S. and Canada,” said David Battey, founder and president of YVC’s headquarters, located in Kansas City. “The program has had such a profound impact on both youth volunteers and the community they’re serving.”

YVC Headquarters works with each YVC affiliate to ensure that they are serving the youth and their community in the best way possible. The Gold Level rating goes only to the very top YVC programs that serve as stand-out examples for how the program can serve its community.

“We are so proud of this honor for the YVC program and the youth volunteers involved,” said Brooke Mainville, program director of YVC of Alpena. “We look forward to seeing all the great things that youth will accomplish in the coming year.”