Value News Articles - Volunteers for Youth

Local Schools Awarded Money to Compete in Rogers County Prevention PSA Competition

By: Darlene Passmore-Armstrong | Category: Education | Issue: May 2020

Six of the eleven school systems represented in Rogers County chose to participate in a competition sponsored by the Volunteers for Youth Partnership for Success (VFY-PFS). The competition was designed to promote prevention and/or awareness of dangers associated with the misuse of prescription opioids and/or the dangers/consequences of underage drinking. The VFY Partnership for Success was able to provide $500 to each participating school to offset any expenses for supplies and/or equipment incurred in the making of the video(s). Another $500 was awarded for the first-place PSA in each category (opioid misuse and underage drinking), and $250 was awarded for second place in each category. Click to learn more.

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Volunteers for Youth’s Annual Chair-ity Auction Fundraiser Brings Back the Roaring Twenties

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2020

Pull up a chair! The Roaring 20s returns at the Volunteers for Youth annual Chair-ity Auction. The 1920s-themed event is planned to raise funds for programs to benefit local youth in Rogers County. Live and silent auction items are available. The Chair-ity Auction will be held March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Claremore Convention Center. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $35 each or $60 for two. Find the details at ValueNews.com.

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Not Your Ordinary Auction

By: Melynda Stone | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2019

Volunteers for Youth will be hosting their 6th annual “Chair-ity” Auction on March 2nd. It will be a roaring twenties, Gatsby-styled gala where they will be auctioning off hand-crafted and refurbished furniture to raise money for the youth program. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Chair-ity Auction 'Roaring into Town'

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2018

Step into a bygone era, the Roaring Twenties, for an evening of entertainment and a chance to positively impact local youth! Make plans now to attend the annual Chair-ity Auction celebrating the 20th anniversary of Volunteers for Youth (VFY).

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Musical Chair-ity

By: Melynda Stone | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2017

Put on your Mardi Gras beads and celebrate “Fat Tuesday” at the 4th Annual Volunteers for Youth “Chair-ity” Auction. The event is slated for February 18th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Moore Farms Rustic Weddings & Event Barns.

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Because They’re Worth It

By: Chris Butler | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2016

Rogers County Volunteers for Youth invites golfers and hackers of all skill levels to participate in their 12th annual “Smokin’ Hot 100” Golf Marathon on Tuesday, July 26th at Claremore’s Heritage Hills Golf Course.

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Serve for Youth

By: Julie Alexander | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2016

May is tennis month! If you enjoy tennis at any level, please consider playing in the annual Serve for Youth tennis tournament in Claremore. We gather together to play tennis in honor of Dian Russell, a well-known Claremore tennis player and local tennis coordinator.

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The Most Dangerous Leftovers: Unused Medications

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2016

Fifty-two people die from opioid pain medications every day in the United States.

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New Venue, Same Great Chair-ity Auction

By: John Reim | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2016

Join Volunteers for Youth at The Barns of Moore Farms east of Claremore for their third annual “Chair-ity” Auction, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. Bring out your Mardi Gras beads and get ready for a night of Cajun cuisine, jazz music, and art.

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Green Country All Stars and Serve For Youth

By: Mendy Stone | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

Nearly 150 senior all star athletes from approximately 27 area schools have been nominated by their high school coaches for participation in the 2015 Green Country All Star Games.

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Growing the Good in Rogers County

By: Amy Graham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Volunteers for Youth Project Director for Sober Truth on Underage Drinking, Amy Graham, has initiated a county-wide strategy to remind adults not to provide alcohol to t…

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It’s Time to Kick Some Butts!

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

Did you know that three out of four teenagers who think they will stop smoking in five years don’t?

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A Rocking “Chair-ity” Auction

By: Celina Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2015

Bring out your Mardi Gras beads and celebrate “Fat Tuesday” at the 2nd annual Volunteers for Youth “Chair-ity” Auction slated for February 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Claremore Community Center.

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A Day of Golf for a Lifetime of Change

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2014

You don’t have to be a Jack Nicklaus, an Arnold Palmer or even a Phil Mickelson to participate in the 10th annual ‘Smokin’ Hot 100 Golf Marathon,’ a fundraiser f…

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Chair-itable Event Benefits Volunteers for Youth

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2014

Once upon a time, a tiny child’s rocking chair hung in Mendy Stone’s shed, collecting dust and holding memories of days gone by when Mendy’s children were small.

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May Is Tennis Month!

By: Liz Cary | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2014

If you enjoy tennis at any level, consider playing in the fifth annual Serve for Youth tennis tournament in Claremore, Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1.

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Don’t Wreck the Holidays

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

As we all know, it is against the law to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after having one drink too many at happy hour or using illegal drugs.

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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Risky Behavior

By: Amy Graham | Category: Education | Issue: October 2013

As a parent, you play a vital role in helping your child avoid risky behaviors.

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Serve for Youth

By: Liz Cary | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2013

May is tennis month! If you enjoy tennis at any level, ­consider playing in the fourth annual Serve for Youth tennis tournament in Claremore, Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

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Don’t Forget Medicine Cabinets During Spring Cleaning

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2013

Those looking for drugs no longer have to meet shady ­dealers in dark street corners.

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Joining Forces for a Common Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2013

Imagine a two-lane highway with two busloads of community ­members headed in the same direction.

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Helping Girls Become Strong Women

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Consumer News | Issue: June 2012

Kids are growing up fast these days – some might say “too fast!” With Hollywood and other media pressure urging young girls in particular to look and act “sexy,

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Serve for Youth

By: Liz Cary | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

May is tennis month! If you enjoy tennis at any level, ­consider playing in the third annual Serve for Youth tennis tournament in Claremore, Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13.

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Like A Turtle…Love A Youth

By: Melynda Stone | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

“Like a Turtle…Love a Youth” is this year’s version of the ­traditional Rogers County Youth Services and Volunteers for Youth turtle event.

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Serve for Youth Tennis Tournament May 20-22

By: Liz Cary | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

May is tennis month! If you enjoy tennis at any level, consider playing in the second annual Serve for Youth tennis tournament in Claremore Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22.

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Be a Mentor, Change a Life

By: Liz Rogers | Category: Other | Issue: December 2010

Could you spare one hour a month to make a difference in the life of a child? If the answer is “yes,” read on. Volunteers for Youth needs 50 mentors, both men and women, for its new e-PAL Program.

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Golf Marathon to Support Rogers County Youth

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2009

Volunteers for Youth will host its 5th annual Smokin’ Hot 100 Marathon at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

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It’s Turtle Time

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: March 2008

It’s that time again, familiar signs are popping up around Rogers County: “Adopt a turtle.” If you have lots of love to give, then sign up to adopt one of these ad…

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