Habitat LA’s Youth United program engages youth ages 14-25 in supporting our mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat LA offers two levels of youth involvement in Youth United, becoming a member of the steering committee or becoming an at-large member. Everyone has the opportunity to become a leader. You determine how much you invest into the program!
The Four Goals of Youth United
- Involve youth in their community
- Engage youth in Habitat’s mission, advocacy, fundraising and building
- Foster teamwork among diverse groups of youth
- Develop youth leadership through their actions and initiatives
“Youth United is the perfect combination of leadership, initiation and humanism.”
-Michelle Rincon, Youth United 2015-2016 President
Youth United is led by a steering committee composed of high school aged, 14-18 years old, youth in the greater Los Angeles area. The committee meets once a month and plans Youth United projects and manages fundraising, recruitment, advocacy and community outreach. They are the youth leaders of Habitat LA.
*Monthly meetings are held every third Saturday of the month September-May.
At-large members are not considered Steering Committee Members. These are individuals, ages 14-25, who reside in Habitat LA’s service area and want to empower youth but cannot commit to monthly meetings. At-large members assist the Steering Committee by volunteering at events, fundraising, and advocating on behalf of Habitat LA and following the four goals of Youth United.