The Penn Valley Area Youth Chamber of Commerce operates under the umbrella of The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce (PVACOC). We are a nonprofit organization. Our board and membership is comprised of sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students living within the Clear Creek, Pleasant Valley, and Ready Springs school districts. Adult guidance is provided through one Executive Director and a number of Parent Advisors.
Our Board consists of nine students; providing representation of every grade level from each of the three area schools. The membership fee is $2.00 per person and covers the entire school year. Membership benefits include discounts from various businesses throughout the area, and discounts on all events hosted by the Youth Chamber.
We are now in our sixth year of operation. During that time we have provided students with an assortment of activities; such as: dance, concerts, and movie nights. We also assist the PVACOC with a number of activities; such as: the annual Daffodil Run, daffodil planting, and easter egg hunts.
We also host two to three dances each year, one concert, and occasionally a smaller event; such as movie nights. Permission slips are required for most or our events to ensure parental permission and to ensure contact information is available in case of emergency. If a student is not in good academic standing they may not participate in any of our events.
Moneys collected by us through various events and fund raisers throughout the year are channeled back to area schools and communities. It can take the form of the seasonal spring baskets given to area families in need, or to help relieve our area school's stressed budget-in may take the form of books, PA equipment, or money for a water fountain.