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Youth Leadership Summit! Future Sessions to be held in December, April, and July!
Ages: 15-18

 This program is open to youth ages 15-18. Youth will be asked to complete an online application, as well as submit one reference. This opportunity takes place over the course of a Friday and Saturday. At the completion of the program, we do ask that a parent, guardian, supporter or friend be available for a dinner where the youth will talk about their experiences. Each youth will also be placed on a team with a group of other local teens and have the opportunity to work closely with a non-profit professional over the course of the weekend.

P1090973Day 1- 9AM-5PM
The program starts at noon and goes through the night
Team Builders
Service Projects & development
Opportunity to learn more about the greater RVA Non-profit landscape
Day 2
Habitat Build 8AM-3PM
Reflection
The program concludes at 4PM.
You can get an application here, Youth Leadership Summit Application! You will also need to submit a reference. Applications and references should be emailed to wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org 

11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hiFall Youth Volunteer Day- October 7th, 2017: Sign ups OPENING IN AUGUST!

Youth ages 5 and up are invited to help Habitat for Humanity!
Learn about Habitat!
Complete service projects!
 
Win Habitat prizes through fun, educational games!


LEGO Blitz Build- November 2017! REGISTRATION OPENING IN SOON!

This event has now ended.

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Ages: 5-12 & Families

Thank you for all those that participated!!! Find pictures of this year’s event HERE!

How it works…

Build A LEGO House

· Participate in the LEGO-Blitz build in teams to compete for prizes and learn about Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.
· Categories: Ages 5-12, & Families

 

11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hiCardboard City Challenge

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity will be hosting our third Cardboard City Challenge! This event is open to youth ages, 12-18. Each team must have at least 2 members. There is no maximum team size, but your team will have to fit in your shack. Teams spend a night in cardboard boxes or constructed shacks in order to draw attention to housing issues, advocate for affordable P1090141housing, and educate participants on Habitat and why everyone should have a safe place to call home!

What will a team need to participate?

We will provide all the materials to construct your shack.
Each person will be given a list of what to bring.
Each team can bring one item to incorporate in to their shack.
Each team must have at least one adult volunteer who helps during the duration of the event.
Prizes are awarded for the shack constructions, as well as for fundraising!

How long is the event?
The event registration starts at 5PM on Saturday and ends at 7:30AM on Sunday!

What do teams do for nearly 14 hours???

We do an orientation to Habitat & tour of Habitat build projects
The shack building competition
Games (both educational and just for fun)
Affordable Housing Movie
Service projects for Habitat (done on site for Habitat homeowners)
Movie and sleep

 

11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hiYouth Summer Volunteer Week
Be on the lookout for next summer’s plan!

Join us for a third Youth Summer Volunteer Week. We will have projects going on at our ReStore and build sites, as well as two projects for younger youth that week.

 

11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hi Click HERE for Habitat Youth Projects!

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HAVE ANY ARTISTIC ABILITY OR FRIENDS THAT DO? We are always looking for help in decorating our Tool Containers!

 

 

For more information contact Whitney Guthrie, Director of Community Engagement, wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org!