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11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hiCardboard City Challenge- Saturday, March 18th, 2017

YOU CAN REGISTER HERE, http://cardboardcity2017.eventbrite.com

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 Friday and ends at 7:30AM on Saturday!

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

 

Youth Build 2017! April 8th-15th!

SPEND YOUR SPRING BREAK MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH RICHMOND METROPOLITAN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY! 

YOUTH MUST BE AT LEAST 16 TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FULL WEEK OF OPPORTUNITIES. THOSE THAT ARE YOUNGER HAVE OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT CAN HELP WITH DURING THE WEEK (PAGE 2).  YOUTH BUILD VOLUNTEERS  WILL PICK A RESTORE SHIFT TO VOLUNTEER, AS WELL AS A BUILD DAY. THEY WILL ALSO FUNDRAISE FOR THE HOME THEY WILL BE WORKING ON!

 Click here for more information, http://www.richmondhabitat.org/youth-build/

11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hiYouth Days of Service

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!

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.hiYouth Leadership Council- Applications re-OPEN in July 2016!
Ages: 13-18

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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!! APPLICATIONS OPEN BACK UP in JUNE 2017!

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.

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!