Community Youth Concepts to Honor Students for Volunteer Service

Join Community Youth Concepts on Saturday April 18th for the CYC Global Youth Service Day Celebration and the Addam C. Medina Foundation’s Annual Event.

WHAT: Global Youth Service Day “What’s Your 50?” Volunteer Recognition and $500 Scholarship Ceremonies

WHO:  Community Youth Concepts, Addam C. Medina Foundation, and Kiwanis Club of Downtown Des Moines

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 3-4 pm and 6:30 pm

WHERE: Iowa State Historical Museum

CONTACT:  Amy Croll, Community Youth Concepts, 371-9278 or

During the service day celebration from 3:00-4:00 pm, twenty-five youth will be recognized for completing 50+ volunteer hours. Some volunteer projects include assisting refugees, organizing sock drives for the homeless, volunteering at animal shelters, and community garden work. The following students will be recognized:

Hanna Anderson, West Des Moines, Valley High School-Age 17

Emily Grace Bergez, West Des Moines, Valley High School-Age 18

Jacob Bundt, Churdan, Churdan Jr./Sr. High School-Age 18

Kaley Claiser, Urbandale, Jensen Elementary-Age 8

Mahayla Claiser, Urbandale, Urbandale Middle School-Age 13

Ben Croll, Urbandale, Rolling Green Elementary-Age 10

Katelyn Croll, Urbandale, Urbandale Middle School-Age 11

Darouth Douch, Des Moines, East High School-Age 18

Katie Foley, Des Moines, Dowling Catholic High School-Age 18

Leah Gardner, Urbandale, Olmsted Elementary-Age 11

Jordan George, Norwalk, Roosevelt/Central Academy High School-Age 14

Abigail Hall, Clive, Walnut Creek High School-Age 15

Elena Hildebrandt, Des Moines, Roosevelt High School-Age 17

Alec Jessen, West Des Moines, Valley Southwoods High School-Age 15

Sierra Johnson, Des Moines, Lincoln High School-Age 18

Heather Kemp, Dubuque, Dubuque Senior High School-Age 17

Mary Korch, Cedar Rapids, Thomas Jefferson High School-Age 18

Mary Le, Clive, Waukee High School-Age 17

Alexis Morris, Des Moines, East High School-Age 18

Lucas Schmidt, Preston, Marquette Catholic High School-Age 18

Emily Steimel, West Des Moines, Valley High School-Age 15

Addi Thomas, Urbandale, Urbandale Middle School-Age 12

Madeline Ungs, Urbandale, Urbandale High School-Age 17

Izak Yaw, Des Moines, East High School-Age 17

Anna Yuryeva, Urbandale, Urbandale High School-Age 17

 The Addam C. Medina Foundation will host their annual event from 6pm – 10pm at the Iowa State Historical Museum, 600 E Locust Street. Beginning at 6:30 pm, six graduating seniors, Hanna Anderson, Katie Foley, Elena Hildebrandt, Mary Korch, Lucas Schmidt, Madeline Ungs, each with more than 100 hours of volunteer service will be awarded $500.00 scholarships. Special thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Des Moines, Sloan and Amy Cownie and the Addam C. Medina Foundation for providing the service scholarships. For tickets to the event click here.


For more information and scholarship opportunities, contact Amy Croll with Community Youth Concepts at or 515-243-4292.