The National Conference on Volunteerism and Service in Houston, Texas just wrapped up and this year, and an American Red Cross of Delmarva volunteer, Kayleigh Barnes, contributed in a big way. On the first day, Kayleigh participated in a panel discussion about engaging young people to "drive your impact," led by Youth Service America and GenerationOn.
Kayleigh also presented her own session entitled "Never Too Early," which debunked myths about young people in service and provided guidance on how to engage youth in meaningful service. Kayleigh's co-presenter was Delmarva Volunteer Specialist Suzanne Farris.
During the conference, Kayleigh also had the chance to meet other Red Cross staff and volunteers from across the country at the annual Red Cross conference social. Kayleigh's session was one of four being presented by Red Crossers.
Kayleigh is a 16 year old junior at Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences in Georgetown, Delaware and was the youngest presenter at the conference. Back home in Seaford, Delaware, she is the president of the Seaford Red Cross Club and the director of Girls Aspiring, Volunteering and Empowering.
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