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United Way Youth Leadership Cabinet donates $12,000 to 18 nonprofits in Brazos

Youth Leadership Cabinet United Way
Posted at 11:08 AM, May 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 12:08:10-04

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...

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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