Information sessions on Shrewsbury YAHOO program

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Information sessions on Shrewsbury YAHOO program
Shrewsbury’s Senior Center is located on Maple Avenue. (Photo/Caroline Gordon)

SHREWSBURY – There will be information sessions on a volunteer opportunity for high school students.

Shrewsbury YAHOO is short for Young Adults Helping Out Others. The program is modeled off a Sterling program and will include students in 10th through 12th grade as well as parent volunteers.

According to the town’s website, the mission of the program is to connect students, parents and seniors through community service opportunities that will build intergenerational relationships and empower the students to become leaders. 

The students will participate in seasonal yard clean up in the spring and fall for older adults in the community. The work will last between four to five weekend days, working four hours each day to rake and bag yard debris. There will be no power tools used.

The students and adult chaperones will register through the Recreation Department. Council on Aging will fund equipment and uniforms. 

There will be information sessions on Shrewsbury YAHOO on Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center. 

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