Youth & Family Services earns big Yukon ‘MILL Week’ gift

Student-led charitable effort helps Canadian County agency

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Youth & Family Services community outreach lead Carol Plemmons (second from left) accepts a $32,532.44 check from Yukon Public Schools’ officials representing funds raised during the annual student-organized MILL (Millers Improving Local Lives) Week charitable effort. (Photo provided)

Yukon Public Schools’ representatives have presented Youth & Family Services of Canadian County with a $32,532.44 check representing funds raised during MILL (Millers Improving Local Lives) Week in early March.

MILL Week is an annual student-organized charitable effort prepared and presented by the Yukon Student Council.

Yukon High School, Yukon Middle School, intermediate and elementary sites were abuzz with MILL Week events from March 2-10.

Featured activities included a one-mile fun run, theme dress days, dodgeball tournament, staff-student basketball games, bingo night, fashion show, spring dance, teacher dinner, Singo, and Fill the Boot.

The purpose of MILL Week is to raise money for an organization or family in need.

A 501c3 charitable organization, Youth & Family Services provides programs to support children, youth and families in Canadian County.

YFS serves children and youth ages 0–23, including emergency youth shelter, counseling, independent living, foster care, and a variety of educational services.