The United Way Youth Division (UWYD) is a program coordinated by the Volunteer Center of Lubbock, that seeks to create a culture of service and develop the next generation of leaders.
The program is open to all area high school students in grades 9 -12 who are seeking opportunities to meet other teens, learn about Lubbock Area United Way agencies, volunteer, and find their place in the community to make a difference. By participating in “hands-on” service projects and hearing agency presentations, teens receive an in-depth view of United Way agencies. UWYD is conducted as a year-round program and youth may sign up at any time throughout the year.
UWYD had 140 unduplicated youth members in 2015 and members completed 1,308 volunteer hours with 18 United Way agencies for a total of 138 meetings/projects.
President: Adithi Govindan (Lubbock High School)
Vice-President: Pretom Shome (Lubbock High School)
Secretary: Mariama Poquiz (Lubbock High School)
Historian: Massiel Gonzalez (Talkington School for Young Women Leaders)
Public Relations Officer: Matthew Adams (Lubbock-Cooper High School)
Project Coordinator: Catherine Latour (All Saints Episcopal School)
For more information visit www.volunteerlubbock.org or call 806.747-0551.