New Americorps member joins YAH staff locallyAmy Nowicki is the newest member of the Youth Action Hudson staff, a Hudson-based non-profit that works to “empower and engage youth through service learning, leadership and education.”
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
Amy Nowicki is the newest member of the Youth Action Hudson staff, a Hudson-based non-profit that works to “empower and engage youth through service learning, leadership and education.”
Nowicki, 24, is an Americorps member who will be working with YAH teens on a variety of projects and activities for the next year. She is the second Americorps member, joining Erin Manor, who has been with the organization for the past year.
Nowicki’s hometown is Cottage Grove, Minn. As a teenager she was active in sports and student government. She attended UW-Stout and graduated in December 2007 with a degree in business and a minor in math. Since then she has volunteered with the YWCA in St. Paul.
Nowicki is not certain of her long-term career goal but likes the idea of working as a member of Americorps and with a non-profit like YAH. “I’ve been hoping to find a position like this. I looked at YAH’s Web site and liked what I saw.”
Nowicki said she is excited to be part of an organization that, while youth centered, reaches across generational lines into all areas of the community. “I like that it is not a school-based group but more community-based with a lot of emphasis on service.”
As a member of the staff, Nowicki was in Lakefront Park for the Spirit of the St. Croix Days, staffing the group’s recycled clothing business, ReWear. The store is operated by and for teens and features gently used clothing and accessories for teens, both male and female.
She will also be working as part of the annual fall yard work effort by YAH teens Nov. 7. The group is also beginning to work on the fall session of YAH’s annual bullying and teasing workshops for elementary and middle school students.
ReWear is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the YAH office, 911 Fourth St.
For more information about Youth Action Hudson, to volunteer or to make a donation, go to www.youthactionhudson.org or call (715) 386-9803.