"I joined the board in my first month as a SCYP member - thrown in the deep end, and I loved it! Being the SCYP Outreach Director for almost two years was a terrific way to meet other SCYP members and also to learn and appreciate the tremendous efforts of the numerous non-profit organizations in Happy Valley. It was great to organize events and watch SCYPers have fun giving back!"
Nikki Shariat (SCYP Outreach Director, 2012-2014)
Being on the SCYP Board allowed me to work creatively with people outside my day-to-day job. It was exciting to see the organization explode in so many areas, including community outreach, sports activities, overall reputation, and general popularity. Employers really like seeing that on my resume, and they often comment on the great work SCYP does. Working with the other Board members is true professional development. It's fun, challenging, and educational. Fellow Board members have been job references for me and many of them are now great friends. No matter what you're looking for: new job skills, community involvement, job experience, new friends...the SCYP Board is worth your time.
Jonathan McVerry (Marketing Director, Mar 2011 - Dec 2013)
"The SCYP Board was a collaboration of different individuals with unique talents and expertises. The creativity, uniqueness, determination of everyone helped to make the board not only fun but a great learning experience. It was a significant part of establishing myself as apart of a community, and made me realize how much I love calling Happy Valley home."