Saint Therese awards educational scholarships to local youth
Saint Therese, a faith-based senior care and housing organization, awarded four $1,000 educational scholarships to youth volunteers for their service to seniors.
The Youth Volunteer Scholarship recognizes intergenerational relationships and encourages other youth to engage with older adults. Earlier this year, Saint Therese held a scholarship contest for youth ages 12 to 18 years old. Participants volunteered 20 hours or more and submitted a written essay or illustration demonstrating how volunteering with an older adult impacted their life.
“Youth bring extraordinary energy and a unique view of the world to our communities,” said Barbara Rode, Saint Therese President & CEO. “It is essential that we engage youth today to encourage them to recognize the value and wisdom of seniors. They are our future caregivers.”
Saint Therese is honored to recognize: Morgan Richter, 12, of Maple Grove; Alexandra Corbin, 14, of Brooklyn Park; Katie Segner, 17, of Golden Valley, and Ryan Coughlin, 18, of Maple Grove.
On April 23, Saint Therese hosted a celebration to honor these youth volunteers. Nearly 50 people attended and had the opportunity to meet the outstanding youth and hear a portion of their essays. Saint Therese is grateful for the time and commitment of all volunteers.
Saint Therese is a nonprofit Catholic organization that has focused on the well-being of individuals since it opened in 1968. The organization offers a full continuum of programs and services that are available in an individual’s home or in one of its community settings. Saint Therese serves the Twin Cities metro area with campuses located in New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Shoreview and coming soon to Woodbury. To learn more visit sttheresemn.org.