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Friendship, Service, Faith

Youth Service Council

No act of charity will be foreign to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

The St. Vincent de Paul Youth Service Council (YSC) is a group of high school students who join together in service, friendship and faith. It is composed of Dane County high school students who represent their Catholic school or parish. Members join through an application process.

Members grow in leadership through selection, coordination, planning and implementation of efforts that support the mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Major service initiatives have included:

  • A spring fundraising walk
  • Holiday parties for residents of assisted living centers
  • The development of a unique scholarship program
  • Volunteering in Lacy Garden to plant, grow and harvest vegetables for our pantry

The YSC meets monthly/bi-monthly to brainstorm and plan service projects. They also spend time in spiritual formation, developing leadership skills and forming friendships. Members learn about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and embrace its mission to serve others in faith and friendship.

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Are you a YSC alum?

Check here to:

  • Update your contact information
  • Join our YSC alumni email list
  • Participate in our prayer request line
  • Catch up on what we’ve been doing

Youth Service Council Scholarship

Every academic year, the YSC provides post-high school scholarships to local students who otherwise may not be able to afford post-secondary education. In addition, the family of each recipient receives material (or additional) support, often in the form of rent credit, grocery store gift cards. Learn more.

Consider donating to show students your support for them and your belief in their dreams!