BRAZOS VALLEY, TX — Kids across the Brazos Valley are teaming up and showing up for their community!
The United Way of the Brazos Valley Youth Leadership Cabinet is giving away $12,000 to local nonprofits including...
- Books and a Blanket
- Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
- Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center
- Catholic Charities of Central Texas
- Family Promise of Bryan-College Station
- Grimes County Resource Center
- Madison County Juneteenth Organization
- Madison Health Resource Center
- Robert Conte Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
- Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Central Texas
- Save Our Streets Ministries
- St. Joseph Health/Brazos Health Resource Center
- Texas Ramp Project
- The Bridge Ministries
- The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley
- The Prenatal Clinic
- The REACH Project
- Twin City Mission
Composed of 47 high school student-leaders, the Youth Leadership Cabinet raised the money through various fundraisers this year, including a garage sale, a shared profit night with DoubleDave's Pizzaworks, and school sporting events.
The Youth Leadership Cabinet is also sponsored in part by H-E-B.
“Fundraising may have been difficult this year, but we persevered and brainstormed new and creative ways to fundraise digitally,” said senior Krystal Salmeron, Leadership Committee Chair. “Being part of the [Youth Leadership Cabinet] has shown me the need for innovative ideas as groups transcend into novel forms of advocacy with new forms of communication and technology.”
Participating local schools include A&M Consolidated High School, Allen Academy, Brazos Christian School, Bryan Collegiate High School, Bryan High School, College Station High School, College View High School, and Rudder High School; all of which, unite in bi-weekly meetings to discuss their volunteer and service plans.
The Cabinet will present the nonprofits with Community Builder Grant checks during a virtual ceremony on May 25.
To learn more about the United Way Youth Leadership Cabinet or how you can get involved in the process, visit here.
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