Youth Programs

Youth Leadership Council- 2014
Ages: 13-18

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is taking applications for our NEW Youth Leadership Council! We are looking for local student leaders who want to help us plan future community projects and engage all age youth in Habitat events throughout the year!!

Youth that should apply:

  • Interested in getting involved with the mission of Habitat for Humanity- to provide safe, affordable homes to deserving families in the Greater Richmond area.
  • Want to work with a diverse group of peers to help plan and organize Habitat events for youth of all ages.
  • Interested in learning about affordable housing issues in their community.
  • Want to help us reach our goal of a Youth United Build in 2015!.

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Cardboard City Challenge!- May 31st 2014 (the weekend after Memorial day ;))

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The weekend of Global Youth Service Day, April 27th we had 78 youth participate in our first Cardboard City Challenge. For more pictures from the event, visit us on Facebook.

The Cardboard City Challenge is an overnight event that has youth construct and spend the night in cardboard boxes while learning about Habitat for Humanity and the importance of affordable housing! It is an educational and fun night with games, DJ, prizes, and much more. This event is perfect for clubs, youth groups, sports teams, your group of friends, etc. Plus you can get around 13 hours of community service for school with this one event! We will also have a service project and bus tour of Habitat properties.

Next year’s Cardboard City Challenge date will be in Spring 2014. Email wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org for more information.

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LEGO Blitz Build-  Saturday, November 8th 2014

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Ages: 7-13 & Families

How it works…

Build A LEGO House
· Participate in the LEGO-Blitz build in teams of three to compete for prizes and learn about Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.
· Categories: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, & Families
· Registration Fee: $10/person. Teams of 2-4. Registration includes a t-shirt and ticket to the Science Museum.
· Fundraising: Set a goal of $100 in support of your LEGO house build. Prizes will be given to top fundraising teams. All money fundraised will go towards a local build.

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Habitat for Humanity Club:

  • Youth ages 14-18
  • Youth hold leadership positions in the club
  • A member of each club represents on a Junior Board that meets monthly at our ReStore.
  • Have an adult advisor
  • In a year:
    • Volunteer at least 6 times (ReStore or Builds)
    • Clubs host 3 advocacy activities
    • Plan 1 Fundraiser for Richmond Habitat (Habitat Day)
    • Work continuously to educate the public about Richmond Habitat for Humanity (social media- blogs, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Plan an activity for the youth of all ages to participate in for the annual Richmond Habitat Global Youth Service Day in April.
    • Plan a Habitat event with other Youth Clubs

 

For more information contact Whitney Guthrie, Volunteer Talent Manager, wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org!