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Youth Volunteer 22,764 Hours in 'Volunteer for 15' Challenge Through Partnership Between Youth Volunteer Corps and 15 and the Mahomies Foundation

Published November 30, 2023

September 5, 2023 (Kansas City, Mo.) – Over the past four months, 1,000 youth (ages 11 to 18) took the Volunteer for 15 pledge and volunteered for a minimum of 15 hours in communities across the U.S., Canada, and Uganda. The Volunteer for 15 program is a partnership between Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback and NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes’ 15 and the Mahomies Foundation and an international nonprofit headquartered in Kansas City, the Youth Volunteer Corps.

“I’m so impressed by these kids and the impact they’re making in their communities,” said Patrick Mahomes. “I’m proud of each of them for taking the Volunteer for 15 pledge and giving back at such a young age.”

Courtesy of Patrick and an anonymous donor, the top two Volunteer for 15 youth who served the most hours will receive either an opportunity to attend a Chiefs home game this season or will receive an autographed football from Patrick.

This is the second summer for the Volunteer for 15 program. This year, youth volunteered 22,764 hours between May 1 and August 31. From last summer to this summer, there has been a 86% increase in involvement, which indicates the Volunteer for 15 initiative has been a huge success.

“We are thrilled by the response to the Volunteer for 15 challenge,” said Youth Volunteer Corps CEO Tracy Hale. “We anticipate the program growing each summer and are always excited to see what the youth will accomplish in their communities through Volunteer for 15.”

About 15 and the Mahomies Foundation

Established by 2x NFL and Super Bowl MVP, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children through initiatives that focus on health, wellness, underserved communities and other charitable causes. Learn more at

About Youth Volunteer Corps

Since its beginning in 1987, more than 300,000 Youth Volunteer Corps participants have volunteered over five million hours. 98% of YVC participants say they better understand the needs of their community after participating in Youth Volunteer Corps, and 96% say they’ll continue to volunteer in the future.