GCHS Y-Club members Corbin Harris, Tara Dunaway, Ben Nelson, Hannah Ashley and Seth Cardwell have been selected to participate in Y-Corps for the Commonwealth this June. Y-Corps is a service-learning program for teens who want to make a difference in their community, allowing them to apply skills developed through simulated leadership training in the real world.
The students will spend 10 days traveling across the state providing service to local areas and taking in cultural history. Past projects have included building houses with Habitat for Humanity, creating new beds in Frankfort’s community gardens, and rehabbing a local YMCA in Danville. Cultural experiences have included touring reclaimed mine sites, visiting the Appalshop, and concerts with local artists. Participants will also learn valuable leadership skills including fundraising, organizing community support and developing meaningful relationships with their team.