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Scotts Ridge Middle School student honored for Youth Volunteer Corps service

Six Local Youth Receive National Youth Volunteer Corps Awards Morgan Greening Named YVC AmeriCorps Member of the Year and Five Local Youth Honored for Volunteering

Morgan Greening, AmeriCorps member with Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut, was named AmeriCorps Member of the Year across the Youth Volunteer  Corps (YVC) network. YVC, an organization focused on creating meaningful service opportunities for youth, has more than 40 affiliates throughout the U.S. and Canada, and dozens of AmeriCorps members serve with YVC each year. YVC presented this award to Morgan at the YVC Summit in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Oct. 25, 2015.

Greening is currently serving her third term as an AmeriCorps member and has helped lead the local YVC program at United Way of Western Connecticut to empower youth to give back in greater Danbury. "We extend our sincere congratulations to Morgan on her exemplary service with our YVC program and in the greater Danbury community," said Kim Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut. "Morgan is a role model for our youth and we are very proud of what she has accomplished."

"Morgan has been a great example of service to both her fellow AmeriCorps members serving throughout the nation and locally to the Youth Volunteers she works with," said David Battey, founder and president of YVC in Kansas City. "We are so proud Morgan is part of the YVC family, and we look forward to seeing how she will continue serving throughout her life."

Five local youth were also honored at the YVC Summit for their service to the local YVC of Western Connecticut program. These youth earned the 100-in-1 Award for serving at least 100 hours with YVC in a single year. Below is a full list of the youth honored:

*           Emma Kiernan, student at Scotts Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield

*           Korrine Nelson, student at Danbury High School

*           Connor Parille, student at Rogers Park Middle School, Danbury

*           Matthias Siber, student at Danbury High School

*           Cory Struski, student at Danbury High School

"YVC of Western Connecticut is having a profound impact on local youth and the community," Battey said. "We can't wait to see everything they will accomplish in the year to come."

Group Photo: pictured from left to right: Matthias Siber, Cory Struski, Connor Parille, AmeriCorps member Morgan Greening, Emma Kiernan, and Korrine Nelson.

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