The Rapides Foundation provides grant funding to local school districts to implement the community service club component of the My Civic Life program. Through the Youth Volunteer School District Grant (hyperlink if possible), local school districts will receive all of resources needed to offer YVC service clubs in their high schools. There are 17 high schools in four school districts participating in grant activities for academic year 2021-2022.
To ensure that there is a youth input within the program, students are given leadership roles within their local YVC Clubs. These students oversee project planning and implementation, assist with coordinating club activities, tracking club expenses and promote activities on social media.
The Youth Volunteer Connection is a quick and easy resource to connect youth interested in volunteering with local nonprofits that are offering volunteer opportunities. Potential volunteers can create a profile, select their areas of interest, and see what the volunteer needs are at their local nonprofits. The Youth Volunteer Connection is open to any youth between the ages of 13-18 who is looking to get involved!