About the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Program

Blake Collins - YAV in PeruAt the Families in Mission: Summit 2015, YAV alum Blake Collins joined  Rachel Yates for a breakout program on the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program, which is celebrating its 20th year.  Blake’s brief bio is given below and here’s a link to view the YAV slide presentation.

Blake Collins is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Howard County in Columbia, Md. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia for both undergraduate and post-graduate school. Blake was a member on Temple’s Men’s Gymnastics team and was Assistant Coach for Temple’s Women’s gymnastics team during his final year of graduate school. After completing his masters in Communication Management, Blake was a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) in Peru (2013-2014) working with the Joining Hands Network and the Evangelical Church of Peru (Iglesia Evangelica Peruana- I.E.P.). In October he accepted a fundraising position for the YAV program. He currently lives in Louisville, KY while working for the PC(USA).