It’s a Tuesday afternoon in June, 3:05 p.m. Do you know where your teen is?

It’s a Tuesday afternoon in June, 3:05 p.m. Do you know where your teen is? 

On Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. at the (APL) Ascension Parish Library- Gonzales Branch, Volunteer Ascension is hosting a ConnecTeens kickoff and registration meeting.  It will sign up members (ages 12-17) and present its 2015 summer volunteer calendar of opportunities.

ConnecTeens is a Volunteer Ascension program that matches young volunteers with areas of need throughout the parish.  The program was developed to provide volunteer opportunities to parish youth in order to foster an ethic of community service that will last a lifetime.  In its 14th year, by partnering with local organizations and agencies, ConnecTeens offers opportunities with—Special Tuesday Program, the Ascension Parish Library, the Fellowship Center, the Salvation Army, Volunteer Ascension’s School Tools and School Uniforms, just to name a few.

Volunteer Ascension’s Executive Director, Sherry Denig said, “It’s a proven fact that kids that volunteer at a young age are more likely to sharpen the many skills needed to be our leaders of tomorrow.”

“In addition, simply put, it is what we are called to do - help others,” Denig said. “This program is an avenue for kids to understand, explore and enjoy that privilege.”  

Parents and Teens are welcome to come to the Gonzales Library May 2 at 10 a.m. to sign up or call Volunteer Ascension at 644-7655 for more information.

Volunteer Ascension, where Volunteers are Changing Lives, is a local not-for-profit service organization that strives to positively impact the needs of Ascension Parish by promoting and developing volunteerism.  Through its volunteer based programs such as Community Services, ConnecTeens, Make A Difference Day, School Tools and School Uniforms, the organization provides over $1,000,000 in services and supplies to those in need in Ascension Parish.  Community Patron Funders—Ascension Parish Schools, Air Products, Atmos Energy Corporation, B.A.S.F. Corporation, Fab-Con, Grainger and Whitney Bank.  Volunteer Ascension receives funding from the community and local private sector.