The 2018 Affiliate of the Year and recipient of a $1k award is… YVC of Anderson, SC!
Our Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) received the 2018 Affiliate of the Year Award at the Annual YVC Summit in Charleston, SC on November 3, 2018.
Six youth, one parent, United Way CEO Carol Burdette, and YVC Program Director Ellie Phillips represented our local YVC at the Summit.
The national YVC Headquarters stated, "This year’s winner has proven over and over their commitment to growth; not only in number, but also in quality. This program has maintained gold level status ever since we began evaluating programs in the 2013-2014 program year. Commitment to YVC is evident at every single level of the organization. From youth serving on the International Youth Advisory Board, to a longstanding host organization with good Board involvement, every layer of this program is dedicated to YVC. Last year, this affiliate grew their youth volunteer numbers by 72%, the second highest in the network. This year, our affiliate of the year grew by 148% in youth numbers and 76% in hours. YVC of Anderson has been impacting the lives of youth in Anderson County for the last 25 years."
Bajoyaih Cureton, one of our local YVC members, was awarded a 100-in-1 Award for volunteering over 100 hours with YVC in the last year!
During the 2017-18 year, 273 YVC volunteers served 2,777 hours in the community, completing 127 projects with 13 agencies.
To find out more about our YVC program, contact Ellie Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.