Engaging youth in volunteering and advocacy.

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Our youth volunteer engagement is on the rise and Jonny Hugh from Oak Park is one great example.  As part of his 8th grade service and learning project at the Oak Park Children’s School, Jonny decided to tackle the issue of homelessness. Jonny prepared over 100 personal care packages and distributed many of these during  St. Mary of Celle Parish's shelter night. In addition, he created a website of educational resources, area resources and journaled about his own project’s transition as he learned more about individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis.

We will be sharing more from Jonny over the next few months about his personal experiences as a youth volunteer and homeless advocate. 

Our Annual May Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is fast approaching. We love to say thank you in person! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 31st and be sure to register your attendance.  https://www.housingforward.org/events/2018-volunteer-appreciation-dinner  

Join the volunteer conversation in our new Facebook Group “Housing Forward Volunteers” for up to the minute information, meal ideas and a chance to get to know one another as our volunteer family. And please continue to send us your photos and stories so that we can share all you do with our community.