What do we DO?

Under the guidance of St. Louis County Program Coordinators and school-based Advisors,

students particapate in a variety of school and community projects that foster leadership,

team-building, and community outreach.

Project planning begins with student involvement and is based on their interests.  

Some of the things that YIA gets involved with include:

 *Kids Voting  *Adopt-a-Highway *Park clean-up projects       

*Kindness Campaigns *Cardboard Box City *Elementary/Nursing Home Crafts        

*Food Drives *Necessity/Hygiene Drives *The Miracle League         

*Nature Hikes *Warm Drives *Habitat for Humanity                     

 *United Way - Meet Up Chow Down  *Holiday Gift Wrapping *Ronald McDonald House   

*Boo at the Zoo *Bentleyville *Community Connect


and much more!

Monday, August 7, 2017

2017 Service Learning Trip by Jayda Westerbur


I learned that I actually didn't realize how much more we have than the people we saw down in the cities. I also realized that you can change someone's day by just giving a simple smile or even saying hello.

My favorite part was going to Feed My Starving Children, because it was a good thing to do, and at the same time it was fun. We were packing food for the children in Haiti.

By doing this we are saving children's lives.

I wouldn't change anything about this trip. This trip was very heart touching and an eye- opener for me to know I am doing something to save children's lives, and go out in public and see what being really sick is like, and to see the homeless reaching out for the help they need. Thanks :) 

Jayda Westerbur

Virginia High School


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