Youth Leadership Cabinet

 

2018-2019 Youth Leadership Cabinet

United Way’s Youth Leadership Cabinet is a cabinet of passionate high-school aged youth who are actively seeking ways to Connect, Serve and Lead to make a positive and lasting impact throughout our community through United Way of the Brazos Valley. The Youth Leadership Cabinet promotes civic involvement and responsibility by providing high school students with opportunities to participate with United Way.

Mission: The Youth Leadership Cabinet is united to lead the way volunteering, raising funds and helping others in the Brazos Valley.

Connect - Serve - Lead

Connect (Social/Networking):  Provides opportunities for high-school youth to meet students from other local high schools as well as get to know others in their own school. 

Serve (Community Involvement & Fundraising): Community involvement opportunities allow Youth Leadership Cabinet members to engage in service in their community, helping United Way impact people’s lives. Additionally, the Youth Leaderhip Cabinet raises funds and coordinates a micro-grant program each spring for local nonprofit organizations. In 2018, the Youth Leadership Cabinet granted $14,500 to 20 nonprofits serving the Brazos Valley.

Lead (Leadership Education): Leadership development is central to the work of the Youth Leaderhip Cabinet. Members will have opportunities to develop their leadership abilities through service on the Cabinet and on committees and helping to coordinate fundraisers and service opportunities. Additionally, the Youth Leadership Cabinet works to provide leadership development opportunities to other high-school youth in the community.

United We Serve

Join us at DoubleDave's Pizzaworks on Feb. 21 for the Youth Leadership Cabinet's annual United We Serve fundraiser! A portion of the proceeds from sales from all three Bryan College Station DoubleDave's Pizzaworks will go towards the Youth Leadership Cabinet's fundraising efforts. Whether you choose to dine in, carry out, or have food delivered, you can support the Youth Leadership Cabinet!

Local celebrities will be at each of the Bryan College Station DoubleDave's Pizzaworks locations to serve pizza and collect tips for the Youth Leadership Cabinet! Click below to meet our Celebrity Servers!

Participating DoubleDave's Pizzaworks:

  • Boonville Location
    • 979-822-3283
    • 2305 Boonville Rd., Ste 900
    • Bryan, TX 77808
  • Rock Prairie Location
    • 979-696-3283
    • 3505 Longmire Dr., Ste A
    • College Station, TX 77845
  • Texas Avenue Location
    • 979-764-3283
    • 1410 Texas Avenue South
    • College Station, TX 77840

Benefits of the Youth Leadership Cabinet:

Members of United Way’s Youth Leadership Cabinet:

  • Gain unique knowledge of the community

  • Understand the work of United Way and feel invested in positively impacting the community

  • Develop critical leadership, organizational and planning skills

  • Develop key contacts

  • Become a part of a “community-wide” effort to make a difference

Requirements for Membership:

Age Requirement: 9th grade – 12th grade students at local high schools.

Application Phase: Principals and School Counselors assist in identifying qualified and interested candidates for application. Interested candidates will complete an application and submit it to the Youth Leaderhip Cabinet for consideration. Applications are accepted during the spring semester. Interested candidates should contact their Principal or School Counselor for more information.

Attendance Commitment:

  • Commit to attend 75% of weekly meetings/events. Meetings are a time for social networking as well as planning upcoming fundraisers and projects and are a vital part of service on the Youth Leadership Cabinet.

  • Commit to attend fundraising activities

  • Commit to serve on at least one (1) committee

  • Commit to participate in the planning and attendance Youth Leadership Day (fall semester) and Day of Caring (spring semester).

 

To learn more about Youth Leadership Cabinet, contact Tami Scott at 979-696-4483 x108 or tscott@uwbv.org