Helping to make the holidays a little more cheerful, the Rudyard YAC 2021 project
The Rudyard Youth Advisory Council, or YAC, has been in existence for about a decade. It is about providing community service to the school and to the community.
This year, the students made medical kits and socks for 20 students and a teacher – who lost a loved one this year. They spent Monday shopping for gifts to make their vacation a little happier. Then they went back to school to wrap the presents. A student lost her father a few years ago. YAC members mobilized and were there for her.
“One of our students lost her father, whom she was very close to, and a few years ago she received a stocking and her classmates wrote a very nice card and gave her things that they thought. , would mean something to her. said Jessica Potvin, YAC advisor. “She had no idea they were doing this. And she came to the wellness center and got her stockings and she was so touched that she joined YAC and now she is one of our best members who is really a big advocate for the things that we stand up for and she is here to shop with us so it means a lot to us.
Kya Kryza was very grateful for the support she received from YAC. “They did something really nice for me and my dad… they gave me a sock and it just pushed me a little bit more to be a part of this band and be a part of their program. It’s really nice to be able to comfort people in their difficult times. A lot of them are my friends, so it really gives me pleasure to help them make their Christmas a little better.
Funding comes from donations, grants and fundraising. The group also made a sign and prepared a care kit to send to Oxford High School.