Every Sunday night, the YAV house gathers in our living room with our site coordinator, Blair, for dinner and devotions. This week, while the Netflix “fireplace for your home” burned and crackled on the tv, Blair asked us to go around in a circle and name one thing we felt grateful for. The common thread among all the things we were grateful for was people: people at our site placements, people in our families, and each other.
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And regarding the last two months Langley writes:
I wasn’t as good at recording one second every day in October and November. It was both a busy and a restful month. My Dad got married, I settled more into my work placements, and various friends came through D.C. The YAVs settled into our cozy house together (and watched a lot of Scandal), went on a retreat in Richmond, celebrated Jack and Ailih’s birthdays, cooked and ate many-a-dinner, had a Thanksgiving kitchen dance party, and attended community organizing training in Baltimore.
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The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is an ecumenical, faith-based year of service for young people, ages 19-30, in sites around the world and in the United States. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation while exploring the meaning and motivation of their faith in intentional community with peers and mentors. YAVs serve during the academic year, August to July.