Volunteers give much to youth facility

Posted: Friday, June 06, 2008

The staff at Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility would like to thank the volunteers who donate time and services to the residents at KPYF. The skills they have passed on to the residents here are immeasurable. Their willingness to be mentors is invaluable.

We extend a sincere thank you to all volunteers. Spiritual leadership volunteers: Jason and Celeste Chavarria; job readiness educators: Abe Porter and Mike Tilly from Kenai Emergency Management Team, Harry Lockwood from Job Service, Matt Barndt and Nathan Menah from the Department of Labor and Workforce and Stan Vogel from Kenai Peninsula College; life skills/substance abuse counseling: Pat Merwin and Christy Walker from Serenity House; substance abuse education: Vicky Tinker, Rita Magee and Steve Mapes; health education/tobacco: Deb Nyquist from Dena'ina Health Clinic; Kids Don't Float/water safety: Eli Eskelin; Kenai physical therapy: Todd Pollock; healthy relationships/domestic violence education: Fleur Boyle from LeeShore Center; recycling/borough refuse management: Lanie Hughes; Challenger Learning Center: Summer Shier, Allison Simpson, Kathy East; dog handling and care: Patsi Stringer from Kenai Animal Shelter; arts and crafts: Maria Mooney and Megan O'Neil; and to Carl's Jr. in Kenai for donating a meal to the KPYF Student of the Week program.

We would also like to thanks our past and present advisory board members: Gus Sandahl, Karen Rogers, Ginny Espenshade, Katie Stafford, Pete Sprague, Kim Wannamaker, Penny Carty, Shelley Wilson-Schoessler, Vickie Tinker, Beth Odom, Tammy Bidwell and Barry Levit.

Steve Kiefer


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