Author: Mae Javier
On May 20, more than 20 Las Vegas YMF members returned to Three Square to spend a bright and sunny Saturday morning volunteering. Three Square is a nonprofit organization that provides food assistance to Southern Nevada. YMF members helped arrange hygiene kits—preparing a complete kit with toothbrush, toothpaste, toothbrush cover, and dental floss. At the end of the shift, YMF members prepared a total of 3,010 hygiene kits! As always, everyone had an amazing time helping out the community and YMF looks forward to volunteering with Three Square again in the near future.
For more information about Three Square, please visit https://www.threesquare.org/.
Author: Dustin Johnson
On May 13, 2017, 28 young engineers departed the base of the Hoover Dam by kayak to begin an epic (8 hour) voyage down the Colorado River. The group stopped to explore the natural hot springs at Goldstrike Canyon, Boyscout Canyon and Arizona Hot Springs. After a sandwich lunch on the river bank, the flotilla paddled down the river stopping at Emerald Cave before ending their tour at Willow Beach. The participating members enjoyed the change of pace activity, some of whom have never been inside a canoe/kayak that wasn’t made out of concrete.
Written By: Jaffer Almosawy
On March 6th, three Las Vegas ASCE YMF members departed on a short road trip down to Irvine, California. The trip’s goal was to not only support the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s ASCE Student Chapter at the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) but to talk with all students attending the conference about continuing with YMF after graduation while providing them with a light breakfast on Concrete Canoe Race Day Friday morning.
Early Friday morning, the YMF members used the sponsored funds from ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members (CYM) to purchase a wide spread of breakfast items such as bagels, Clementine’s, cliff bars, bananas, and Capri Suns to help provide a fueling breakfast for approximately 19 different universities. The sponsored food was overall a big hit! Many of the students reacted very positively and were relieved to find that there would be food available for the super early beach day at the canoe races. As students flocked to the booth, they were extremely appreciative and thankful for the meal. The YMF representatives took the opportunity to talk with students about YMF and the many benefits that come with staying an ASCE member after graduation.
The Las Vegas ASCE YMF group would like to thank the CYM for the ability to leverage the sponsored funds in return for providing a nutritional spread for the students. It was a very long and enjoyable weekend that definitely helped to educate the students about the role of YMF. Las Vegas ASCE YMF definitely looks forward to maintaining a strong connection/advisor role with the student chapter and ensuring the personal and professional success for the ASCE Student Chapter members!