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Opinion

November 1, 2013

Volunteer honors well deserved

Muskogee’s Youth Volunteer Corps, a program dedicated to promote a commitment of service among youth, was recently named Affiliate of the Year at the YVC’s recent national summit.

This is a great honor. The program has 30 affiliates in the United States and Canada.

There is no doubt Muskogee’s Youth Volunteer Corps has had a significant impact not only on Muskogee’s youth, but the entire community.

According to the national Youth Volunteer Corps, Muskogee’s members have volunteered an average of 88 hours each this year — more than twice the average hours per youth of any other program.

Muskogee’s Youth Volunteer Corps offered 93 volunteer projects over the past year, and 54 students participated.

Good on those youth for giving of themselves.

Not only do they learn how rewarding volunteering can be, they often learn a lot about themselves in the process.

Muskogee High School junior Andrew Cunningham, who has logged hundreds of hours through the program, said volunteering is a way to help people and give back to his community.

“I feel happy and I feel I am informed about the needs of the community,” he said.

Kudos to those volunteers.

Muskogee’s future is in great hands with volunteers from the Youth Volunteer Corps.

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