Youth United

What is Youth United?

Youth United (YU) is your source for high school student-centered volunteer opportunities. Led by a student council, Youth United offers unique and impactful service projects that improve the lives of children and families in Whitfield and Murray Counties. Join Youth United and others who have a passion for giving back. Youth United develops and nurtures the next generation of philanthropic leaders by creating unique leadership and community engagement opportunities for youth in grades 9-12.

Member Benefits

• Work with a team of like-minded teens and give back through fun volunteer projects while making a difference you can see in your own community.

•  Align with the United Way brand while you find your passion and work with a supportive group of community leaders who will connect you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin your own leadership and community engagement journey.



 Youth United is exclusive to high school students who have a passion for serving the community and want to develop leadership skills by giving back within the two counties served by United Way of Northwest Georgia. Sign up to get priority invites to various volunteer projects the YU student council plans. YU members receive service hours and special recognition by joining and volunteering.

Get Connected: Visit, an online volunteer matching program, to view over 50 local volunteer opportunities in our community.

Click here to view the Volunteer Awards page.

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2023 - 2024 Youth United Council Members

Esme Alegria - Dalton High School

Olivia Beavers - Christian Heritage School

Kate Brock - Northwest Whitfield High School

Eli Burt - Dalton High School

Rahlyn Green - Dalton High School

Maryam Hany Arafat - Dalton High School

Addison Hester - Dalton High School

Lanier Land - Dalton High School

Ledge Land - Dalton High School

Brisa Lopez - Dalton High School

Michael Nguyen - Dalton High School

Brayden Perry - Christian Heritage School

Bannon Phelan - Dalton High School

Meredith Phillips - North Murray High School

Sandra Ramirez Martinez - Coahulla Creek High School

Patricia Ridley - Northwest Whitfield High School

Lena Riggle - Dalton High School

Mariana Salazar - Coahulla Creek High School

Cooper Sanderson - Dalton High School

Alyssa Velasquez - Dalton High School

Isa Wan - Dalton High School

Molly Watts - Dalton High School