Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties Middle & High School Students
1st Annual Youth Day of Service
Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Giving students an opportunity to connect to community and participate in a day of hands-on project support for our local nonprofit sector. Our brand new "Youth Day of Service" gauges at providing an opportunity for students to get community service credit if needed, help others, and learn of the services we have available to help the health, education and financial stability of our community members. Research shows that young people are more likely to volunteer when engaged through their local schools, youth organizations or religious groups. Children and teens who volunteer will see and feel transformation within themselves, and volunteering strengthens self-esteem. Volunteering in youth helps them develop an understanding of citizenship that extends into adulthood, and helps build skills in problem solving and collaboration, essential for succeeding in academics, the workforce and their personal lives. Youth volunteerism builds empathy, understanding and inclusivity that helps our community, and molds strong, productive and engaged young adults.