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2019-2020 Young Adult Volunteers (YAV's) arrived in Chinook at the end of August


October 16, 2019

Emily Osborn and Sophie Schreiber are serving as Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) for one year in Chinook. Emily is a native of La Porte, Indiana and recently graduated with a degree in anthropology from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. Sophie lived in Dunwoody, Georgia until age 13, then her family moved to Sandy, Utah. She completed a degree in education from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. The new YAVs arrived in Chinook at the end of August. Their biggest surprise to date? "Snow in September!"

This is the seventh year that four local congregations in Chinook have hosted young adult volunteers. The Young Adult Volunteer program (YAV's) places volunteers at nine sites in the U.S. and six in foreign countries. Emily Osborn, from La Porte, Indiana, and Sophie Schreiber, from Sandy, Utah, arrived the end of August to begin their year of service in Chinook. They will work with various community and youth groups as well as church-related organizations.

The local Presbyterian, Methodist, Alliance and American Lutheran congregations coordinate the activities of the volunteers. The volunte...

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