BOONVILLE – The Boonslick Heartland YMCA is working with Boonville High School students who need to complete hours for their A+ Program, which includes helping organizations and community service.

“This is such a great opportunity to give back to the community, mentor some incredible kids, and be a part of an incredible organization that changes lives daily,” a release from the YMCA stated.

The following are areas where students will be able to earn their hours.

• Youth Sports (mentoring in programs/games/events)
 A+ students will be assisting the  Youth/Adults Sports Coordinator, Mary Vollmer, with activities such as sport camps, assistant coaching, clinicals at the YMCA or other designated areas.
 Please contact Mary Vollmer at

• Adventure Club ( After School Program) 
A+ students will be assisting staff with activities and academics with elementary age students here at the YMCA between 3 - 6 p.m. (does not have to commit the entire time). Adventure Club
 A+ students will be assisting staff (Before School Program) with activities and academics with elementary age students at ECLC (Early Childhood Learning Center - previously known as Stepping Stones) 
between 6:30 - 7:15/30 a.m.

If interested in these two areas, email tammyh@bhymca or org
, or call the YMCA at (660) 882-8500.

“The A+ Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools. The information on this page is effective for the 2016-17 academic year, unless otherwise noted,” according to the Missouri Department of Higher Education.