Handmaker creating youth leadership team

Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging is partnering with Youth Volunteer Corps, a program of Volunteer Southern Arizona, to create an intergenerational program for youth. Participants will engage with the elderly at Handmaker at quarterly events that they will help plan.

Handmaker Youth Leadership Team participants who complete the program requirements, which include four hours of volunteer work, will receive a special Youth Volunteer Corps t-shirt, have access to priority registration for YVC summer programs and receive an invitation to a celebration honoring their service to Handmaker. Local youth ages 11-18 are invited to participate. The advisory board, chaired by Phil Bregman, is also seeking parent and teen participants.

A kick-off event will be held Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at Handmaker, 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd. To RSVP, contact Lori Riegel, religious and cultural education coordinator, at 322-7006 or lriegel@handmaker.org.