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Local Youth Selected to Serve on International Youth Advisory Board

Sep 11, 2018 • by VOiCEup Berks
Sashank Sridhar

Sashank Sridhar, 17, to represent Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading and Berks County

Reading, PA – A local youth was selected to serve on Youth Volunteer Corps’ (YVC) International Youth Advisory Board and to represent the local YVC on an international level. Sashank Sridhar, a student at Wilson High School, has served as both a youth volunteer and a member of the Berks County YVC Youth Advisory Board this past year. This summer, Sridhar was selected as one of 26 youth to serve on the International Youth Advisory Board.

“The International Youth Advisory Board is such a valuable part of YVC, so we look forward to seeing all that they will accomplish this year,” said David Battey, president and founder of YVC. “We love seeing all that can be achieved when outstanding youth from throughout the U.S. and Canada come together.”

Sridhar will serve a one-year term as an International Youth Advisory Board member providing input on all aspects of YVC programming on an international level while also bringing new ideas back to YVC in Berks County. Board meetings will take place remotely once a month with the exception of one in-person meeting at the YVC Summit in October. Sridhar will be traveling to the summit in Charleston, SC, with three other local YVC members to represent Reading.

“I’m so excited for this opportunity to represent my community on an international level,” Sridhar said. “Volunteering with YVC of Reading has had a great impact on my life, and I look forward to meeting youth from other communities.”

More than 5,000 youth volunteer with YVC each year throughout communities in the U.S. and Canada, and these 26 board members will be representing each of these volunteers on the board.

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