The Vermont Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) is a statewide national service program whose members serve at innovative, youth-focused organizations that address critical community issues. VYDC builds community support for prevention and intervention programs that help youth thrive and ultimately become healthy, engaged citizens. Through their efforts, members help communities embrace and value targeted, results-driven investment in youth initiatives.
Member service activities are designed to —
3. Develop volunteer, program, and financial resources.
4. Help members gain professional skills and experience that will serve them in seeking meaningful employment, as well as develop a commitment to a life of active civic engagement.
In a typical day, members may create and implement effective, research-based programs; counsel youth; develop relationships and support within the community; recruit and manage volunteers; develop public relations tools; design and maintain databases and other operational systems; and seek in-kind and cash donations to ensure program viability.
In June 2010, America's Service Commissions and Innovations in Civic Participation named the Vermont Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps*State Program one of the 52 most innovative AmeriCorps programs in the United States. With over 1,100 active State Commission programs, VYDC is honored to be recognized as a leader in transforming communities and addressing social issues.
The report can be found at the following link:
VYDC is an equal opportunity national service program.
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