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Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family issues statewide youth challenge


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  • Carla Friedman/Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family

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Who will win? The Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC) calls Arizona’s youth to service with a friendly competition between all fifteen counties.

Mohave County makes a strong start by leading the state with the most service projects logged on the Governor’s Youth Commission website at BeSeenBeHeard.az.gov, which county will challenge them?

Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family issues statewide youth challenge GovernorsYouthCommissionThis youth-led competition encourages all youth in Arizona to implement service projects in their communities and record them on the GYC website with photos and videos.

Many of you are already volunteering for the holidays, so please go to our website and log your project by January 23, 2016.  Projects such as a toy drive, serving Christmas lunch at a shelter, collecting blankets and singing carols to the elderly are making big impacts on Arizona communities.  The county with the most projects will receive special recognition from the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF).

Two coalition leaders from La Paz and Graham/Greenlee counties are taking this competition to heart.  They have made a bet with each other on which county will have the most youth service hours logged on the GYC website.  Duce Minor with Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment Coalition in La Paz County states, “When we win, Kathy Grimes of the Graham/Greenlee Substance Abuse Coalition, has to come to Parker to take me out to lunch.  If they should win, not going to happen, I will drive to Kathy’s office and take her out to lunch.”

“This friendly competition is a great way to encourage youth to service while setting a good example of leadership among their peers and creating a strong community impact,” shared the GOYFF Director, Debbie Moak.

The Governor’s Youth Commission seeks to form a collective voice, mobilizing youth across the state to bring about positive change.  Along with the service competition that runs through January, all Arizona youth are encouraged to participate in the Global Youth Service Day on April 15-17, 2016.  Arizona was ranked number one in the world in 2015 for the most projects completed.

Like us on Facebook at: Facebook.com/gycaz and join us on Twitter: @azgyc #azgyc.  If you tweet us and send us a photo of your volunteer project, we will retweet you.

For more information, please contact Carla Friedman at 602.542.3426 or cfriedman@az.gov