Youth United (ages 12-18)

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WHO WE ARE

The Morris Habitat for Humanity Youth United program is made up of young people between the ages of 12 and 18, who work in a group and/or individually, to further the mission of the Morris Habitat for Humanity organization, specifically through fundraising, leadership, educating others, volunteering and advocating for affordable housing.

What are the benefits to participating in Youth United?

  • Build leadership skills and foster teamwork among diverse youth groups.
  • Gain a better understanding of the need for affordable housing.
  • Learn real-world skills as you satisfy your school’s community service requirements.
  • Discover potential internship opportunities with corporate groups.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

There are 2 ways you can participate in the Morris Habitat Youth United program:

1. Start a Morris Habitat Youth United Club at your school.

To establish a club, all you have to do is:

  • Speak with your school’s principal or vice principal.
  • Implement an in-school promotional campaign.
  • Find a faculty advisor.
  • Elect two co-chairs, a secretary, and a treasurer.

Club requirements:

  1. Schedule monthly meetings for your group.
  2. Plan and coordinate fundraising events.
  3. Volunteer on construction sites and in the ReStore.
  4. Advocate for affordable housing.

2. Join the Steering Committee or volunteer as an individual.

Morris Habitat’s Youth United group is run by a steering committee typically made up of high school age students. This committee works together to plan Youth United projects, manage fundraising events, build membership, and foster community outreach. An adult adviser oversees the projects and provides leadership and support.

Not ready to start a club at your school or join the steering committee? You can still volunteer on a construction site or in the ReStore or you can plan fundraisers to support the Youth United home sponsorship.

  • LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
    • Benedictine Academy
    • Butler High school
    • Chatham High school
    • Delbarton High school
    • DePaul High school
    • Dover High school
    • Gill St. Bernard’s High school
    • Hunterdon Central High school
    • Jefferson Township High school
    • Kent Place
    • Kuschner High school
    • Madison High school
    • Millburn High school
    • Morris Catholic High school
    • Morris County School of Technology
    • Morris Hills High school
    • Morris Knolls High school
    • Morristown Beard High school
    • Morristown High school
    • Mount Olive High school
    • Mountain Lakes High school
    • Parsippany High school
    • Parsippany Hills High school
    • Passaic Valley High school
    • Pingry High school
    • Pope John High school
    • Randolph High school
    • Ridge High school
    • Seton Hall Prep
    • Sparta High school
    • Summit High school
    • Villa Walsh Academy
    • West Morris Central High school
    • Whippany High school