Community Builders Help with YMCA Anniversary Logos

While gala attendees are enjoying the sweet treats of the Loudoun County YMCA’s Chocolates Galore & More fundraiser on Friday night, they’ll also get to see the work of students involved with the Claude Moore Community Builders program.

As part of the program, high school students commit to 100 hours of community service in Loudoun County. Zain Ali, a senior at the Monroe Advanced Technical Academy, suggested the students create a project to help a local nonprofit. Program coordinator Sarah Bauer connected the students to the YMCA Loudoun, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Kasia Bochenek, YMCA Loudoun’s business director, met with MATA students to discuss special branding to mark the milestone. From there, students developed their own ideas for the anniversary logo.

One of the logos, created by Paravi Das, was selected to be part of the presentation during the Chocolates Galore Event. Five other logos also will be showcased at this event, and attendees will be able to vote on which logo should be used for additional events and mailings throughout the anniversary year.

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