VERO BEACH — Grab your swimsuit and join Youth Guidance as they recognize their children’s hard work during the Good Grades Pool Party on Saturday, August 14, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The annual event, held at the Gifford Aquatic Center, 4895 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach, will bring all the Youth Guidance children together to celebrate the summer and award them for their grades. More than 100 volunteers are needed for an afternoon of swimming, food, prizes and great fun.
The Youth Guidance students look forward to this event all year long and it is a great motivator so that the children will strive to do well in school. The children will be given medals for their good (straight A’s or A/B honor roll) and/or improved grades. The students with the greatest improvements and straight A’s will also receive other recognitions, including a reception sponsored by the Exchange Club of Vero Beach.
Youth Guidance is also holding their Polo Shirt Drive through August and children will be able to pick up their polo shirts at the pool party.
The primary purpose of Youth Guidance is to match each of its nearly 700 at-risk K-12 grade children with a volunteer mentor 21 years or older. Mentors spend just a few hours a week with their mentee doing friendship based activities that they both enjoy. The agency is actively seeking volunteers to serve as mentors, tutors, or periodic volunteers at ongoing activities for the unmatched children in the program, or to provide regular help in the office.
To donate polo shirts, or volunteer for the pool party, visit www.ircyouth.com or call