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 2 counties served by United Way of Northwest Georgia. Sign up to get priority invites to a variety of volunteer projects planned by the YU student council. YU members receive service hours and special recognition by joining and volunteering.

United Way’s Service Learning and Leadership camp date for 2023 will be announced soon. Each participant will learn about team-building, leadership, and service learning. At the end of the week, participants will design and implement a service project. A Youth United Leader certificate and approximately 15 hours of volunteer service will be earned. There is a registration fee of $50. This fee includes a t-shirt, transportation throughout the day, food (lunch, snacks, and drinks), and materials for projects. Scholarships are available. This camp is open to high school students based on the 2022-2023 school year.

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