Xtreme Youth Coalition (XYC) – striving to foster and support youth with the desire to benefit St. Joseph through leadership and service opportunities.
SERVICE PROJECTS: Each month, youth have the chance to participate in service opportunities that have been planned by the XYC Board. Previous projects have included: making and serving sack lunches at the Open Door Food Kitchen, stream team clean-up events, making lap blankets for kids at the YWCA abuse shelter and hospice patients, carving pumpkins for Pumpkinfest, making holiday cards for soldiers, and making holiday placemats for local nursing home residents. Everyone is welcome to volunteer for these projects. See our Calendar for a detailed project list. All projects are led by a trained Youth Alliance leader.
XYC Leadership Team: Extreme Youth Coalition (XYC) is the driving force behind youth-centered volunteerism in St. Joseph. Each year youth pick, plan, and implement volunteer service projects that impact important issues and make their community a better place to live. XYC officers meet once a month, in addition to the regularly scheduled XYC meetings, to discuss potential service opportunities and develop the XYC meeting agenda.
YAC Attack! Summer Program: St. Joseph Youth Alliance recognizes the need for service learning opportunities throughout the summer months. YAC Attack! provides opportunities for up to 20 youth to participate in week-long service projects. Projects are scheduled over a six-week period of time in June and July. Youth register for one or more projects, but must be committed to serving for the entire week-long project. Participating youth must be between the ages of 11-18. Youth will serve 24 hours per week volunteering at various sites around the St. Joseph community. Service projects also include enrichment and leadership activities that are facilitated by Youth Alliance staff and AmeriCorps Members.
For more information please see our current projects. Youth must fill out an application
and attend an orientation with their parent/guardian.
Youth Empowerment through Service (YES): YES is Youth Alliance’s “Introduction to Service” program. Youth Alliance strives to develop a spirit of service and volunteerism in youth of all ages. Through YES, Youth Alliance staff and AmeriCorps Members make presentations to schools and community groups about the value of engaging young people in service at an early age. YES projects often involve parents as well and are tagged “family volunteer” events.
For more information on any of these projects please email us or call 816-232-0050