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Youth Impact Day!

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter hosts first Youth Impact Day with local high school students

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter announces the start of a bi-monthly “Youth Impact Day” beginning Saturday, September 11th, 2021.

Students from Eustis High School answered the call to action from Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter to volunteer on a construction project that benefits a local family.

Youth Impact Days will offer high school students throughout Lake and Sumter Counties an opportunity to gain volunteer experience and become engaged in their local community, while learning what it means to be a good citizen.

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter developed the Youth Impact Day initiative after successfully hosting groups of high school students from across the country for a summer-long volunteer experience. Now, we want to give students in Lake and Sumter Counties the same opportunity.

“Our goal with the Youth Impact Day is to encourage students to use their time and talent to develop new skills while making a difference for their neighbors,” says Lacie Himes, Development Director of Habitat Lake-Sumter, “It takes collective effort to create a community and we want to give students the tools to make an impact and become community ambassadors.”

The scope of work will change with each project and may include working on a new construction site or a Preservation & Repair project; tasks include painting, exterior clean up, landscaping, and minor repairs under the guidance of experienced Habitat Lake-Sumter leaders.  

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Youth Impact Days will be held the second Saturday on a bi-monthly basis. For questions on how to participate, contact Carlos at Carlos@HabitatLS.org or (352) 483-0434 x 119

For more information on Habitat Lake-Sumter and the Youth Impact Day initiative, please contact Lacie at Lacie@HabitatLS.org or (352) 483-0434 x 146