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Youth Guidance Students Honored By IR Exchange Club

Pictured: Youth Guidance board member Jim Boggs, ACE Award winners Kayla Moore and Cami Sands, Cami's mother Karen, and mentor Kevin Moree
The Exchange Club of Indian River honored two Youth Guidance students, Kayla Moore and Cami Sands, with its Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (ACE) Award. The ACE Award recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional, or social obstacles to succeed in school. Its purpose is to encourage them to graduate from high school and applauds and recognizes those students who are might otherwise be overlooked for their achievements.
Kayla is a junior at VBHS and a member of the Youth Guidance Pathfinders Excel Club. Through the club, she has gained confidence and leadership skills. She enjoys working year-round at the Environmental Learning Center.
Cami Sands has been member of the Pathfinders Excel Club for two years and serves as its secretary. She participates in all the club's volunteer projects and attended the Florida District Exchange Clubs convention last spring. She is independent and has a get-it-done attitude that makes her highly respected by the club's members and mentors.
Excel Clubs are National Exchange Club's high school chapters made up of students who are dedicated to improving their schools, communities, and country through volunteerism.
As seen in this Week's Vero Beach FLASH Newsletter.

Impact 100 IMPACT 100 Recognizes Youth Guidance S.T.E.A.M. Magnet Program

Learn, Grow, Eat and Go!

As part of our Learn, Grow, Eat and Go (gardening), students are learning how to build their own garden box.  In this program, the children are learning the importance of growing their own food, while doing hands-on activities that teach them the skills they need to live a healthy lifestyle. The mentor is Darren Cole who is partnering with us from 4H.  Would you like to be a Mentor?  Contact Josh Sutterfield at 

Susie Beale Outstanding Volunteer

Pictured:  Susie Beale and Felix Cruz, Executive Director Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy
Youth Guidance recognizes Susie Beale for Outstanding Volunteer working and cooking for our children. Thank you for all the years serving our youth.



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Grants Update

On, April 18th, the membership of Impact 100 voted at the Tenth Grant Awards and Annual Meeting to select the winners of this year’s awards. Since this year’s membership consists of 466 members, four $100,000 Impact Grants were awarded, with the remaining $66,000 divided evenly among the three Merit Grant winners.

Youth Guidance was amoung the 4 recipients of the 2018 Impact Grants!
"We are very proud and excited to have developed a partnership with Impact 100 and look forward to a productive collaboration in the healthy development of the children and families of Indian River County." - Felix Cruz, Executive Director, Youth Guidance

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