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You(th) Can Make a Difference! Celebrating Thrive DC Volunteers

Posted on August 9, 2012

You(th) Can Make a Difference! Celebrating Thrive DC Volunteers

Thrive DC hosts thousands of volunteers each year. Whether you committed one hour or 100, we appreciate how each and every one of you support our programs in every way possible. What you might not realize is that in 2011, 38% of our volunteers were in college or younger and that they completed over 3,000 hours of service. Already, only 8 months and 3,092 hours of service in, our numbers for 2012 are blowing the previous year away.

Meet Our Youth Leaders

Already this week we've shared stories about Socorro, the service-learning student who wrote an award-winning essay about her experiences with Thrive DC. We've also showcased Kiera, the teen with a call to action to support our Help the Homeless Campaign. Yet, these stories are just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Drew organized a clothing drive over the summer which has amounted to over $1,100 in donated clothes for our clients
  • Jeremy worked with his fraternity to make and deliver 200 sandwiches so that we could provide easy, portable meals and snacks.
  • Theo and Yukari started their own community organization reaching out and providing resources where they're needed most.

These inspiring young leaders are shaping the way we think about service at Thrive DC. We wouldn't be the organization we are without them. We're always looking to add new members to our volunteer team. If you're or someone you know are looking for a way to get involved, email Emily at emily@thrivedc.org and share your idea for a volunteer project. Youth can also serve as a volunteer at Thrive DC with a parent's involvement.

If you're an adult and you'd like to support youth who are working to make a difference here at Thrive DC consider sponsoring a DC Public School Student (or a whole classroom!) in our Help the Homeless campaign.

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