Dear Friend,

One of the most powerful gifts we can give our youth is the chance to make a difference.

I learned that in an unexpected way years ago when my youngest son was nine years old. I invited him and a friend to a Storm Drain Stenciling event I was hosting for high school students and to my surprise, they accepted.

I had no idea their experience would have such a profound impact. After working alongside the high school volunteers, the boys announced their intention to help with additional environmental projects. They had never shown an interest in volunteering up until this point.

Fast-forward 15 years. Both boys say their volunteer service was the highlight of their school years and helped to shape their career choices. My son continues to volunteer as a young adult.

As the Volunteer Center celebrates our 30th anniversary this year we are planning to revitalize our Youth Volunteer Initiative.

It only takes one step to get involved in service, but that one step could change the direction of a young person's life. Please help local youth become SUPERHEROES as they work with the Volunteer Center to positively impact Washington County.


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Sue Millin
Executive Director

The Benefits of STUDENT VOLUNTEERING are supported by clear evidence that youth establishes a lifelong pattern
of social responsibility.

- 44% of adults volunteer. Two thirds began volunteering when they were young.

- Adults who began volunteering as youth are twice as likely to volunteer as those who did not.

- In every income and age group, those who volunteered as youth give and volunteermore than those who did not.








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