The Centers for Youth and Families are kicking off a new program called Champions of Hope – a volunteer service organization for young men entering their junior or senior year of high school. 

Over the course of six months, Champions of Hope participants will directly contribute time to service projects and fundraising for the CFYF right here in central Arkansas. The projects will include group and individual endeavors as well as education about CFYF, team-building and social gatherings.

According to the spokesperson for the program, it is a great way for high school students to prepare for college applications by adding volunteer work to their résumés. 

Upon completion of the program, Champions of Hope will be recognized at Center’s annual event, Evolve, alongside this year’s Hero of Hope, Congressman French Hill, on Jan. 27, 2018.

“With the creation of Champions of Hope, we hope to not only provide unique opportunities to high school-aged men for volunteering, but establish new ways to benefit the children and families at Centers,” said Trena Nosler, program creator and Evolve co-chair.

Applications for the Champions of Hope program are available online and due June 30. To learn more about the Centers for Youth and Families, visit their website.