Tri-City Americans Help Out With New Youth Volunteer Program
KENNEWICK, Wash.-- A new volunteer program kicked off on Tuesday. The Benton Franklin Volunteer Center is getting some help from the Tri-City Americans to make it all happen.
The program is design to target youth between the ages of 13 and 21. Volunteer Center staff say they hope their new partnership with the Americans, helps bring in more teens to volunteer.
"The message they have to other young people is that no matter who you are and if it's your community or not you can make a difference," said Cathy Merrill Holle, Executive Director for the Benton Franklin Volunteer Center.
"It's a good thing to set an example for the youth in the community and just to inspire them to do a little more and help everyone out," said Brett Plouffe, a hockey player with the Tri-City Americans.
Volunteer Center staff say their first big project is coming up in April for Earth Day.