Sept. 9, 2009
Young Adult Volunteers gather for first alumni reunion, discuss shared experiences
For about 40 former Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs), Labor Day weekend meant more than an extra day off work.
The first YAV alumni reunion was Sept. 4-6. The holiday weekend didn’t seem to deter many YAVs from attending, said Essie Buxton, associate for young adult and national volunteers.
YAVs seemed eager to reconnect with old friends and share stories with people who have similar experiences.
For about 15 years, the YAV program has been sending young adults (ages 19-30) to national and international sites for a year of Christian service. At many sites, YAVs ...Full story