ATTENTION: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Apply now for the 2013-2014 YO:DURHAM program year. Applications are due by May 1, 2013.
YO:Durham is running in the Great Human Race!
Help us put our best foot forward: make a small donation to support job training, internships, and mentoring for Durham teens.
The 5k run and community walk will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 8:30AM at Northgate Mall. To donate, make checks payable to The Volunteer Center/Great Human Race with YO:Durham in the memo line, or donate online at https://thevolunteercenter.givebig.org/c/TBR/a/yodurham.
YO:DURHAM FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST MEETS CHALLENGE GRANT
YO:Durham's (Year of Opportunity for Durham Teens) fourth annual Making the Grade Fundraising Breakfast, which took place on February 21st, successfully raised the funds necessary to meet a $25,000 challenge grant from the Stewards Fund. The event took place at the Ivy Community Center, a venue owned and generously donated by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorrority. The event was attended by over 130 guests who donated and pledged more than $12,000, boosting YO:Durham well over the amount necessary to meet the challenge. The Stewards Fund has been a supporter of YO:Durham’s work in past years, having made several grants beginning in 2008.
The keynote speaker was Sen. Mike Woodard. Quoting German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Woodard stressed that the quality of a community must be judged by the way it treats its children. This includes connecting youth to meaningful economic and employment opportunities. Other speakers included County Commissioner Brenda Howerton, Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden, and Board of Education chair Heidi Carter. Current YO:Durham class president Edgelyn Quanon and program alum George Broadie each offered testimonials to the life-changing opportunities afforded by participation in YO:Durham. The invocation was offered by YO:Durham class Vice President Mahdiya Al-Askari.