Youth Volunteer Corps offers $500 scholarship

For more information, contact: Lacey Helmig Communications and Media Coordinator 816-472-9822 x203 (o) 503-927-1345 (c) lhelmig@yvc.org

Kansas City, MO – For the first time in its 25 year history, Youth Volunteer Corps is proud to announce a new scholarship fund created to recognize outstanding community service through YVC.

The Don and Jean Sloan Youth Service Scholarship has been established to encourage and reward youth public service to their community. This scholarship will be awarded to a senior in high school or student currently enrolled in a university/college. The individual must be an active volunteer with YVC who has demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and leadership and who is committed to making a difference in their community. A $500 scholarship will be awarded through Youth Volunteer Corps to the individual chosen.

“My parents have given so much to the community, so I am excited that this scholarship will help them to touch even more lives,” Julie Sloan, daughter of the scholarship’s namesakes, said.

Don Sloan has been a member of the YVC board since its inception and was chairman from 1996 to 2011. The scholarship is a gift from Don and Jean’s daughter Julie in honor of her parents.

“Jean and I are very touched by our daughter’s gift, and we look forward to watching how this gift helps young people pursue education while encouraging them to volunteer even more,” said Don Sloan, YVC board member.

Preference will be given to Youth Volunteers who have completed at least 100 hours of service during a two year period with any YVC program throughout the U.S. or Canada. Scholarships will be open for application until April 30. Visit www.yvc.org to apply.

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a nonprofit promoting a lifetime commitment to service among youth by providing quality service projects for young people. For more than 25 years, YVC has engaged more than 270,000 young people from diverse backgrounds in year-round service projects. Based in Kansas City, YVC has more than 30 programs across the United States and Canada. Find more information at www.yvc.org.

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