As this year’s YouthBuild term draws to an end, we would like to take the opportunity to share the journey of one remarkable young Corpsmember, Eloy Martinez. I sat down with Eloy last week and he was kind enough to share his thoughts on the program.
During his term, Eloy completed over 450 service hours, earned his GED and was awarded an AmeriCorps scholarship of nearly $1400 for higher education. He also earned several certifications from the Building Performance Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency, OHSA, and PACT among others. Eloy served as an invaluable member of Leadership Council where he dutifully represented his crew and helped to organize many successful programs and events for MHYC.
We are all very proud of Eloy and his accomplishments over the last nine months. This is certainly one of the best YouthBuild graduating classes in recent memory. We would like to congratulate the YouthBuild Corpsmembers on all of their hard work during this term and we wish them the best after graduation!
Check back next week when we will have video clips and stories from tomorrow’s graduation!