Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Melissa
Kenneth Young Center is thrilled to support young volunteers as they learn, grow, and engage with our communities.
Meet Melissa, a Girl Scout Cadette from Troop 45255. This spring, Troop 45255 created inspirational artwork as a way to show support for KYC’s clients as they work towards wellness. After contributing to the Troop’s project, Melissa decided that she would like to use her talents to support KYC even further. She chose to collaborate with KYC for her Silver Award project, the highest award that a Girl Scout Cadette can earn by making a positive impact in their community. With the guidance and support from her Troop Leader as well as her parents, Melissa took the next steps to plan her Silver Award project with KYC.
Learn, Create, Educate!
Melissa met with KYC staff and learned about the variety of wrap-around services that Kenneth Young Center offers. Although she was already familiar with KYC’s behavioral health work through her Troop’s original project, she discovered that KYC also provides comprehensive older adult and community-based substance use prevention programs. As she learned more, she was energized to help educate her community members about the depth of services that are available to them. In addition to updating several of KYC’s program brochures, Melissa wanted to create new, engaging materials that highlight the scope of crucial services that KYC provides. A video, she decided, would be a versatile and effective medium through which she could provide an overview of KCY as an organization. So, she got to work!
Melissa set about to create a communications piece that KYC will be able to use year after year. You can check out her work below!
Celebrating Connections and Community Impact
Melissa sees the opportunity for her work to help make lasting connections for KYC — connections with new and dedicated volunteers, future employees, or community members who may not have known about all that KYC has to offer. She feels that the awareness she can help generate and the connections she can help make are the truly impactful contributions of her project.
Kenneth Young Center is grateful for Melissa’s dedication to supporting KYC. Thank you, Melissa, and Troop 45255, for lending your talents and time to serving our communities better together!