We believe in our young peoples’ ability to become leaders in the advancement of our community and recognize their capacity to create solutions to many of the challenges we face as a society. It’s never too early to get empowered, by experiencing the value of a giving spirit and the benefits that come with living united.
For Questions about starting a Youth United at your Skagit County school, please contact Rob Werner at (360) 755-9521 extension 14. email@example.com
|When you volunteer, it is a Win-Win situation. It helps you to become a better person, and realize there are others out there in the community who could benefit from your help. The people who live in our community gain a lot from seeing youth trying to make a difference in their neighborhood.|
|Youth United is inclusive and open to everyone. It is not limited based on your athletic abilities or your popularity status.|
|Students involved in Youth United can experience different careers by job shadowing as well as gain work-related skills like being on time, customer service, listening, and working with different people.|
|Studies show that if you start volunteering as a youth you will continue to volunteer as an adult.|
|Youth United offers the opportunity to make new connections with different age-groups and organizations.|
|When friends and others see us volunteering in the community, it inspires them to get involved in volunteering too.|
VARSITY IN VOLUNTEERISM
United Way of Skagit County is funding an innovative, pilot project, Youth United: Varsity in Volunteerism, where students can receive a varsity letter for volunteerism at Sedro-Woolley High School. Participating can help you develop fundamental leadership skills, scholarship opportunities, and most importantly, it can give you the opportunity to help others in your community. For Questions about Varsity in Volunteerism at Sedro-Woolley High School, please contact Carol Hawk at (360) 856-7383.
15 students at Sedro-Woolley High School were Varsity in Volunteerism in 2012. To receive a varsity letter in the pilot project, students complete a minimum of 100 hours of service in their schools and at community agencies.
SKAGIT VOLUNTEER CENTER
To find volunteer opportunities in Skagit County, search the Skagit Volunteer Center by entering how you would like to help and your zipcode in the search engine below:
Youth United - Varsity in Volunteerism won the Community and Collaborations category at the 2012 Spring Youth Forum. Congratulations, Students!