Kids can make a difference! Youth United, a Habitat for Humanity International program, mobilizes young people, ages 5 to 25, to find new ways to engage with their local Habitat affiliate. Supported by Habitat Bucks, Youth United is bringing young people together from throughout a community to raise awareness and funds to support Habitat’s mission. Students learn leadership and teamwork skills, and gain a better understanding of their community and poverty housing. All students are engaged in fund raising, education and advocacy activities, while those over 16 help with the actual construction.
Youth News and Notes
A Big Thanks goes out to the 7th graders of Holicong Middle School.
Once again, the 7th graders at Holicong Middle School have outdone themselves! For the fouth year in a row, they have learned about Habitat Bucks and come up with creative ways to support our work. Last year they had Home Room Competitions, Cupcake Wars, and set up a table outside the cafeteria to collect donations and through those efforts raised $1613 to support Habitat Bucks! Well Done!! The students presented Habitat Bucks with a beautiful quilt they made as well. The quilt is on display at the Habitat Bucks ReStore. Thank you 7th graders!
To find out how your school or club can get involved –please contact Colleen Brink at 215-822-2812 x302.
Bucks County 4-H Beef Club treats Habitat Volunteers to Lunch at the Build Site
A big thanks goes out to members of the Bucks County 4-H Beef Club for the wonderful lunch they made, served and enjoyed with Habitat Volunteers at our Penn Villa worksite on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Construction Site Supervisor, Jason Rupe shared some facts about Habitat Bucks and our construction process with the group, as they all enjoyed Sloppy Joes and beautiful assorted salads. Volunteers from Bergeys Auto Group enjoyed the wonderful lunch.
The four goals of Youth United are to:
- Involve youth in their community.
- Engage youth in Habitat’s mission of eliminating poverty housing.
- Foster teamwork among diverse groups of youth.
- Develop youth leaders.
How will your school or organization get involved?
From dances, sporting events and fashion shows to bake sales, car washes and advocacy for our families, your participation makes the difference. There are many ways small and large for your group or school to make a difference. Habitat Bucks will support you in the following ways:
- Initial meetings with student leadership team.
- Habitat for Humanity representative at school event.
- Recognition in Youth United press notifications, Habitat for Humanity electronic newsletter and website.
- Invitation to tour Habitat for Humanity building site and ReStore.
- Opportunities for service activities, including advocacy, fundraising and building.
- Use of Habitat for Humanity logo (use is subject to approval).
It’s easy! We provide the toolkit and planning process; the school or organization provides the students and leadership. Starting to introduce “giving back” is a gift that every school can provide for its students. Contact us today to get started! Contact Colleen Brink at 215-822-2812 x302 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get your youth involved with Habitat Bucks.