January 2013 Youth Programs

Put down the books, pick up a hammer
The Learn and Build Experience is hitting the road again this summer to serve in U.S. communities and abroad. The program is open to youth ages 16 to 18. Trips include Washington, D.C.; Milwaukee; Saline County, Ark.; Forsyth County, N.C.; Trinidad & Tobago; and Mozambique.

Visit the Learn and Build Experience website for applications, trip locations and answers to (most) frequently asked questions. Application deadline is March 1.

Need a break from school? Get out on the build site!
Collegiate Challenge spring break and summer registration is open! Sign up for your next build trip, travel, have fun and give a family a “hand-up” during your next school break. Visit our website for more information and to register.


Youth Programs offers a variety of training opportunities through conference calls, Twitter chats, Google hangouts and more. Email youthprograms@habitat.org with any questions or agendas.

Upcoming training:
Twitter chats: Follow @HabitatYouth and #HYPchat

  • Traveling with Habitat
    Feb. 5, 2013, 8 p.m. EST; tips for campus chapters and Collegiate Challenge teams
  • Identifying key players
    Feb. 19, 8 p.m. EST; for volunteer recruitment, leadership transitions and collaborations with other campus groups.

Plan Youth Leadership Conference 2013
On Nov. 1-3, we’ll head to Washington, D.C. to celebrate Habitat youth. Be a part of planning our capstone event. Email Barbara Smith at bsmith@habitat.org to join our Youth Advisory Committee. Also join our Youth Leadership Conference Facebook group to continue sharing how YLC 2012 ideas are being put to use in your community.

Other ways to get involved

Teach For America application deadline soon
The next Teach For America deadline is Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. By joining Teach For America, you can help students live up to their potential and join thousands of individuals committed to creating a better future for all kids, families, and communities.

Visit Teach For America’s website to learn more about corps members and the application process.

Service: Sometimes it pays
Want to make service a full-time job? Visit our job opportunities website to view positions with affiliates and Habitat for Humanity International. Current positions include Collegiate Challenge associate and Learn and Build Experience summer trip leader.

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Milford, Delaware youth volunteer with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity

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