Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a national organization that recently partnered with Community Youth Concepts to establish a new branch in Des Moines. This group of students comes from many schools around the greater Des Moines area, and their first official meeting took place Wednesday December 2, 2015. At the first two meetings they articulated a common passion for helping disadvantaged youth, so they began researching different youth shelters and programs in central Iowa. During the following 4 weeks they planned a fun winter carnival, hosted at CYC, full of games, snacks, prizes, and a silly fashion show. Today 9 student volunteers were present to help set up and run the carnival, and several families with small children participated in the festivities. We are so proud of the good work the new YVC has put in so far and we are excited to see even more amazing projects in their future!