|It has been a year since the passing of our dear friend, mentor and teacher, |
His legacy lives on at YouthBuild through the Loren Fortney YouthBuild Fund which is will provide scholarships to YB grads and provide financial support to the YouthBuild program.
We are also saying farewell to Sharell Harmon, our Program Assistant.
We will miss Sharell but could not be prouder of her and her journey in professional development. After weighing multiple job offers, Sharell has accepted a position with Philanthropy WV in their Membership and Operations department where she will share her passion to improve Appalachian Communities.
Philanthropy West Virginia is the central resource for companies, of all sizes, which are committed to community involvement, giving, and corporate responsibility in West Virginia and central Appalachia.
More news from YBUSA…
|Reconstructing a Life through Service in West Virginia.|
YB USA Celebrates Alumni Sharell Harmon, during Black History Month, as an inspiring young leader!
Sharell Harmon is a 2015 Graduate of YouthBuild NCWV
|This month we say goodbye to Morgan Swisher our AmeriCorps VISTA. Morgan has spent one year of volunteer service with YouthBuild. Morgan’s focus during this year has been YouthBuild Recruitment. The Covid 19 Pandemic forced YouthBuild to shut down in 2020, Morgan had to work from home for half of her service year. Despite that, Morgan successfully:|
-Developed a YBNC Recruitment Handbook
-Updated our list of Community Partners and Resources
-Created Instagram and Twitter accounts to reach a wider, younger audience
-Interviewed graduates and created a recruitment video which was featured in the RCHA 40th Anniversary Gala. Click Here to See the Video or on our website www.youthbuildncwv.org
-Wrote YouthBuild NCWV’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy
Morgan – thank you for a great year!
We wish you well as you transition from YouthBuild in West Virginia to your next adventure in California and possibly another VISTA Year of Service.
|Hard work paid off and these three YouthBuilders earned their TASC this past quarter. Great Job! We are proud of each of You!|
–Eddie “Eli” Gripper
YouthBuild helped with tree measuring. YouthBuild also started their Garden thanks to a donation of potting soil.
We’re so excited to share with you what’s been going on at YouthBuild North Central. We wanted to give you an inside peek of the few amazing things we were able to do recently.
Spec house building in the Highland Meadows neighborhood! Built by our YouthBuild Crew! See more information about available homes at Highland Meadows on our website:
The above pictures are from the house in Highland Meadows. Our crew installed the insulation and painted the inside of the home. The crew has really been working hard on making this a beautiful home for a family.
Check out the recent newsletter sharing our recent activities!