CPDC Stony Brook Community Honored for Excellence in Youth Engagement, Volunteerism
CPDC’s Alexandria, VA community received national recognition for excellence in service and youth engagement over the past year.
August 29, 2016
The Stony Brook Jr. Kids Care Club of Alexandria, VA has been named one of generationOn’s Kids Care Clubs of the Year.
Out of more than 1,800 registered clubs around the country and world, Stony Brook’s youth center was one of just 10 honored for its dedication to service and community impact. Clubs across the nation applied and were judged based on the creativity of their service projects,their participation in generationOn programs and the impact made in their community.
CPDC’s Stony Brook community was the only program recognized in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
In partnership with local nonprofits, Stony Brook volunteers offer year-round programs for youth residents including literacy programs, summer camps and computer classes. Over the past year, individual volunteers at Stony Brook each contributed 1,000 hours of service through such activities as assembling more than 200 ‘Good Neighbor Packages’ as a JoyMaker Ambassador, hosting a haunted house to raise funds and food for the community and distributing hundreds of toys to D.C.-area youth around the holiday season.
The recent generationOn award includes a $1,000 grant to support additional service projects and also recognition on generationOn’s website and social media.
The generationOn Kids Care Club program engages elementary school-age children in communities across the country and the world, enabling them to participate in on-going service opportunities that help them become caring, compassionate and capable young people.Kids Care Clubs started in 1990 with the mission of developing compassion and inspiring a spirit of volunteering in elementary and middle school children. Clubs are led by an adult facilitator and implement meaningful hands-on service projects, locally, nationally and globally.