YIC coin drive raises over $4,000
The Hastings Youth Impact Council raised a total of $4,322.82 for the Adopt a Family program with Hastings Family Service. The YIC is a collaborative group of young people made up of Hastings Middle School and Hastings High School students.
Students donated enough money for the organization to adopt 11 families and spend $450 on gifts just for teens. Once the money was collected, advisors with YIC took some students to spend the money on the adopted families.
YIC advisors include the Amy Rowan of the YMCA, Sara Lawrence of Community Education, and Paige Marshall Bigler and Phil Vargas of the City of Hastings Parks and Recreation. Student Impact at HMS is run by the AmeriCorps Promise Fellows including Abbie Williams, Isaac Johnson, Hannah Martin, Thomas Frias and Lane Underdahl.