The Muhlenberg Job Corps Center is the first center to earn all seven Y2Y badges. The badge program recognizes the efforts of Y2Y Student Ambassadors nationwide and highlights centers’ work to promote peace and educate others about the variety of Y2Y activities taking place across the country. Take a look below for some highlights from Muhlenberg’s badge applications:
- Community Engagement – Y2Y Student Ambassadors brought cards and flowers to moms at a local senior care facility.
- MLK Jr. Day of Service – Students and staff spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteering at the Hope 2 All Food Bank in Drakesboro, Ky. Volunteers filled almost 200 boxes of food and distributed them to families in need.
- Blog Submission – A special shout-out to Y2Y Student Ambassador Elizabeth J. for her thoughtful submission, titled “The Voice of the Voiceless.”
“It is in our nature to want to help others, but that is always easier said than done. Our goal as members of Y2Y is to overcome the apprehension we may feel about standing up for what we believe in and stand alongside change. We are the voice of those who cannot be heard. If we do nothing, then nothing will ever change. It is up to us to band together and take a stand, which is what our Y2Y Student Ambassadors did. We, the students, took a pledge to not back down, not hope somebody else deals with it, but to be the ones to promote peace. We are the voice of the voiceless.”
Way to go, Muhlenberg! Keep up the great work. Check out the Badge Program page to see which centers have earned badges. Remember—all badges reset with Y2Y Week 2017, so get your applications in!