The Ann Arbor Y’s Youth Volunteer Corps is now an accredited course in the Ann Arbor Public School district. For details, please visit the AAPS Community Resource Department Webpage and/or contact Abbey Davis, Teen and Volunteer Director, at adavis@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8012.

 

Creating and Maintaining Socially Just Communities with the Youth Volunteer Corps of the Ann Arbor Y (Offered September – May) The Youth Volunteer Corps of Ann Arbor serves as an opportunity for youth, ages 11 – 17, to become active change agents in their community through participating in meaningful service-learning activities that promote a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity, create socially just communities and broaden definition of volunteering. Projects aim to serve the needs of the community and to promote a lifetime ethic of service.

Through a series of weekly meetings, workshops, activities, service-learning project, students will explore global and local issues while gaining a greater understanding on how to address social change through service-learning and measuring impact.

Class meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6 pm (location is yet to be determined, however, meeting will take place in the immediate Ann Arbor Downtown area). Additional hours outside of scheduled class time is required to complete independent course work. Attendance of community events, service-learning opportunities, and meetings with community partners will be scheduled independently and in collaboration with course instructors.

Contact Information: Stephanie Ralls, YVC Coordinator,  sralls@annarborymca.org, 734.661.8017 (voicemail box)