United Way youth corps helps people in region

logo-united-way-UWThe Youth Volunteer Corps of United Way of Western Connecticut will begin its summer of youth volunteerism on Tuesday, July 9. Area youth, ages 11 to 18, from throughout the greater Danbury area will be serving on a variety of projects planned and supervised by The Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut at several local nonprofits.

The program runs Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning the week of July 9 and ending the week of Aug. 20. The cost per child is $60 per week. Scholarships are available to families in need.

Projects include fixing historic gravestones in Danbury cemeteries, improving Harrybrooke Park in New Milford, working with Head Start in Danbury, aiding at Green Chimney’s Outdoor Education Center in Carmel, N.Y., farming at Pratt Nature Center in New Milford and working in the educational vegetable garden with the farmer, and learning about United Way.

For more information, contact Deirdra Wallin at [email protected]

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