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  • Volunteers for Youth was happy to welcome Charles Schwab employees Julie and Shannon to an Every Girl Counts session on May 24th, 2017. Julie and Shannon taught the girls the ins and outs of investing, and gave them helpful tips about ways to raise funds for future Every Girl Counts projects.

    Old News

    • gofundme Challenge, December 2016
      Thank you to all who participated in the Volunteers for Youth gofundme Challenge! Thanks to your generous support,  Volunteers for Youth raised almost $3000 that will go towards providing mentors, community service activities, life skills groups, and teen court sessions to local youth.
    • Family Success Alliance, August 2016
      Volunteers for Youth is excited to be a part of Family Success Alliance, a collaboration of local agencies working to make a difference for local families. An initiative of the Orange County Health Department, Family Success Alliance replicates an evidence-based, national model to to strengthen or provide programs and services children need to ensure that they are born healthy, succeed in school, and get a good-paying job, thus improving their health and the health of their family.
    • Larry Fedora Golf Tournament, May 2016
      Thank you to everyone who came out to support VFY at the 2016 Larry Fedora Golf Tournament! Click here for photos from the event!
    • Al’s Burger Shack, December 2015
      Stop by Al’s Burger Shack between 8:00 – 11:00 am this Saturday, December 12th and mention Volunteers for Youth! Al’s is donating 15% of the sale from anyone who mentions VFY to VFY!
    • Pasta with a Purpose, September 2015
      Please come out to Carolina Club on September 29th to support VFY and enjoy a great meal! Click here for more info.
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    • New VFY Staff Member, August 2015 
      Volunteers for Youth is excited to welcome Alex Lowrie! Alex joins Scott Dreyer as one of VFY’s Community Service and Restitution Coordinators. To find out more about Alex here.
    • Staff Changes, June 2015
      Volunteers for Youth is sad to announce that long-time staff member Nicole Hunter is leaving her position as community service coordinator at the end of this month for a new job with The Walking Classroom, a nonprofit devoted to improving student health and education. Nicole will continue running the Every Girl Counts group through Volunteers for Youth for the 2015-16 academic year. After eleven years at VFY, we know that The Walking Classroom will be lucky to have her!
    • Larry Fedora Golf Tournament, May 2015
      Thank you to everyone who came out to support VFY at the 2015 Larry Fedora Golf Tournament! Click here for photos from the event!
    • Larry Fedora Golf Tournament Date, March 2015
      We are excited to announce the 2015 Larry Fedora Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 18th at the Chapel Hill Country Club!
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    • Larry Fedora Auction, November 2014
      Thank you to everyone who came out to support VFY at the Larry Fedora Auction! A special thanks to Top of the Hill, Larry Fedora, and all our donors! Click here for more information
    • Teen Court Volunteer Receives Governor’s Award, May 2014
      Orange County Teen Court is in the news! Congrats to Noah Johnson, Teen Court volunteer on his many awards for his contributions to Teen Court. Click here to view articles about his latest achievements.
    • Larry Fedora Golf Tournament, April 2014
      The 1st Annual Larry Fedora Golf Tournament was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that was a part of it and we can’t wait until next spring! Click here for photos from the event.
    • Larry Fedora Auction, November 2013
      The Larry Fedora Auction was a great success and we are now gearing up for our next big fundraiser, the Larry Fedora Golf Tournament! The very first Larry Fedora Golf Tournament will be held on April 21, 2014 to raise money for the programs of Volunteers for Youth, directly benefiting local, at-risk children.
    • Larry Fedora Auction, September 2013
      We are excited to announce that Volunteers For Youth will be holding an auction at Larry Fedora’s weekly radio show. The auction will take place on Tuesday, November 19th at Chapel Hill landmark, Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery. The auction will be open to the public and feature autographed UNC memorabilia, local art, gift certificates, and more! Check out our Twitter and Facebook to hear more about some of the items we will be auctioning off! Auction Flyer (jpg)
    • New VFY Staff Member, June 2013
      Teen Court Coordinator of five years, Amy Fischer, has moved to Maryland to pursue her Masters in Public Policy. Taking her place is Kate Giduz, a recent graduate of Elon University. Kate had the opportunity to work with Amy prior to assuming her new position as Teen Court Coordinator, helping to ensure a smooth transition. Good luck in your future endeavors Amy, and welcome Kate! Learn more about Kate.
    • 5% Day at Whole Foods!
      Whole Foods Market on South Elliott Road in Chapel Hill generously donated 5% of their sales from Tuesday, February 5th to Volunteers for Youth. Thanks to everyone who came out and shopped that day in support of Volunteers for Youth and to Whole Foods for their generous donation.
    • 30th Anniversary Celebration
      Volunteers for Youth celebrated its 30th anniversary in December, 2012!  Click here to read 30 features of 30 people with Volunteers for Youth connections.
    • The Standard Restaurant Profit Share
      On Sunday, December 16th, 2012, The Standard Restaurant on West Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill honored Volunteers for Youth’s 30th anniversary with a special pizza.  30% of the proceeds  went to Volunteers for Youth.  The owners are just a few of the countless people who have been positively impacted by the work of Volunteers for Youth these past 30 years.   The Standard is open from 5:00 pm until 2:00 am.
    • 13th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Local Youth
      Nearly 100 golfers turned out at UNC’s Finley Golf Course on September 24th, 2012 for a day of golf and good times. All money raised benefited the programs of Volunteers for Youth. Thanks to Hubert and Leslie Davis, who host the event and our many community sponsors who made it possible. Stay tuned for details of money raised and to find out how you can participate next year.
    • The Anathoth Garden
      Several of the participants in Volunteers for Youth’s community service program are featured in this amazing story about one of our longest-standing worksites, the Anathoth Garden.
    • The “Every One Counts” Campaign: A Great Success
      On March 1st, 2011 Volunteers for Youth launched the Every One Counts campaign with a goal of raising $20,000 to help support VFY’s mission in today’s challenging economy. VFY hosted several events throughout the campaign to raise money and to raise awareness of VFY programs.The Every One Counts campaign has raised more than $13,000. Volunteers for Youth is grateful for all of the donations and support received throughout the campaign. Although the official ending date for Every One Counts was June 30th, VFY continues to welcome donations to help the organization reach its goal of $20,000.
    • “You can do whatever you want but I’ll still be here.”
      Tami and Ginny met through Volunteers for Youth 23 years ago and remain friends today. Read their story in the Carrboro Citizen and find out how Volunteers for Youth still works to help young people succeed.
    • Check out the December 2010 issue of Carolina Parent to read about Hubert and Leslie Davis and their good work with Volunteers for Youth. Click Here!