YVC in the Community
YVC has initiated a wide range of academic and extracurricular outreach programs, which has made it a vital resource for citizens of all ages living in the Yezreel Valley and its environs.
Field work programs in study tracks including Human Services, Nursing, Social Work, and more, bring student’s energies, talents and skills to the region’s schools, youth groups, social services and other community organizations.
YVC students are active participants in the national mentoring program, and provide compelling, positive role models for schoolchildren in the region. The “Youngsters in Science” program sponsored by the Psychobiology Research Center brings elementary and high school children to the Center and introduces them to the exciting world of scientific research.
At YVC Unit for Social Involvement , students learn the value of, and gain the satisfaction from, giving their time for volunteer community activities, including helping youth and children, celebrating holidays in institutional settings for the elderly and severely handicapped young adults, organizing art activities for Jews’ Arabs and Christians, and more.
Furthermore, YVC is an important resource for educational and community building activities beyond the academic scope. Programs such as “Vatikei HaEmek” (Seniors from the Valley), provide weekly courses on a wide variety of topics to senior citizens from the region, many of whom were surviving WWII and building the agricultural settlements of the Yezreel Valley at an age when most young people are in college.