Not your typical teens: Youth United Way students use Saturdays to help our community

Youth United Way students provide an overview of how the program works to the Annual Jefferson Awards Youth In Action Conference at Christ United Methodist Church.

When one thinks of how teenagers typically use a Saturday, one may have thoughts of sleeping in late and relaxing around the house after a week of schoolwork. But the teens in the Youth United Way Leadership Program have a completely different way of using their Saturdays, continuously engaged in service projects that help improve people’s quality of life.

Last Saturday, Youth United Way (YUW) students presented details about how the YUW program works at the Annual Jefferson Awards Youth In Action Conference at Christ United Methodist Church.

The YUW teens also worked hands-on in preparing meals to combat hunger in third-world countries by packing rice, wheat and corn into sealable containers for safe delivery to families overseas.

Youth United Way students also prepared meals to help combat hunger in third-world countries

Youth United Way also gave a Special Projects Grant for $800.00 to the conference to assist with the cost to convening the event.

To learn more about the Youth United Way Leadership Program, please contact YUW Director Clint Anderson at 901.433.4327 or send an e-mail to clint.anderson@uwmidsouth.org

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