For Hometown News
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The annual Youth Guidance holiday party will take place Dec. 15. The celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the St. Helen's Catholic Church gym, 2000 20th Ave., Vero Beach.
More than 150 volunteers are needed to construct holiday-themed crafts and play games with the youngsters while enjoying refreshments and music.
The party takes place every December and has been a Youth Guidance tradition for numerous years to allow the children to begin the season with homemade treasures and treats, as well as interact with positive adult role models.
Close to 200 youngsters attend this event and volunteers are needed to work one-on-one and assist them with their projects.
Through the generous support of the community members, the organization is able to give the children a memorable holiday with many exciting programs and activities.
The mission of Youth Guidance, a United Way partner agency, is to empower the county's neediest youth through mentoring relationships, and broaden their horizons with educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.
The agency is actively seeking volunteers to serve as mentors or periodic volunteers to participate in the variety of group mentoring programs and ongoing activities for the unmatched children in the program or to provide regular help in the office.
Youth Guidance is also looking for partnerships with businesses, service clubs and church groups to pair with their unmatched children for just one activity a year.
For more information, visit www.ircyouth.com or call (772) 770-5040.