CONGRATULATIONS on to all our youth for their accomplishments this 2012-13 year! We have had a terrific time volunteering! Each of our YAH youth have tremendous potential and their potential has flourished this year. We at YAH are thankful for their contribution and extremely proud of their accomplishments! We ask you to look back on the highlights of your 2012-13 year with YAH.
We kicked off the year at Camp St. Croix for Leadership Day which combined Student Mentees, Sustainability Clubbers, Student Council Trailblazers, YAH Empowerers, SADD Initiators and Flippers! We had increased participation in both fall and spring Peer-to-Peer! We traveled all the way to Kansas City, Missouri during our Students Today Leaders Forever Pay
It Forward Tour. We celebrated the talents of your peers during the Hudson Youth Have Talent Show and then watched our winners open and sing with Reed Grimm, a contestant from American Idol. We planned another Empty Bowls dinner at The Phipps to fight and raise awareness for hunger. We braved the cold spring to host the 2nd annual Water Walk at Camp St. Croix to represent the water crisis that is affecting millions across the world. We dressed up for the All Dressed Up event to make prom more affordable for teens in western Wisconsin. We attended PeaceJam and met Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Leymah Gbowee, an inspiration in creating more peaceful environments. And finally, we volunteered as race monitors at the Les Berg Memorial Run at Lakefront Park to honor a Hudson community philanthropist.
Take a look at the photos below that show several of our YAH youth receiving their award for their completed service hours for the 2012-13 year!