Youth United (YU) is a national Habitat for Humanity program that brings volunteers ages 5-25 together to educate, advocate, and fundraise for affordable housing. Participating youth are leaders, planners, fundraisers, communicators, and, if old enough, builders (ages 16-25).
Elementary, middle school, and high school are all partnering with Habitat to raise money and awareness. Through this program, YU members help fulfill a family's dream of home ownership. It is a chance for youth to develop leadership skills and take active roles in their community!
You can read about the local schools involved, YU fundraisers and the education, advocacy and art projects done by the chapter locally over the past decade.
In the greater Charlottesville area, a $60,000 sponsorship offsets land costs and gives the go-ahead to build a home for the next eligible Partner Family. The Youth United Chapter raised over $12,000 toward a partial sponsorship for the Martin family, and are preparing to raise a half-house sponsorship for a new Partner Family in the 2013-2014 school year.
For youth volunteering, look at our online sign-up for a list of events, each youth event will have "Youth United" listed before the title. View directions on how to sign-up online as a youth volunteer and fill out the minor liability form by clicking here.
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p.s. If you're a fan of E!-News, watch this video about E!-News Host Kristina Guerrero and Youth United.