LEAD

Our youth school chapter program is an initiative that mobilizes youth to fully fund and build a Habitat home in the San Gabriel Valley. Become a leader in your school chapter or join our YOUTH BUILD team today and lend your voice to move youth into action for affordable housing.

CREATE A CAMPUS CLUB

Make your school an official partner of Habitat for Humanity. Contact the Youth Programs Manager to learn how to get your school involved in building homes, lives and stronger communities.

ADVOCATE

Become HFH SGV’s friend and help build awareness about our mission and goal to eliminate substandard housing in the San Gabriel Valley:

  • Tell your friends and family
  • Post a link to our website on your own social media
  • or newsletter
  • Connect with us online on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • Contact city and state officials to get more Habitat builds in your city

FUNDRAISE

Did you know it takes 35,000 nails to build a Habitat for Humanity home? Help raise money to buy those nails and fund the next “House that Youth Built” in the San Gabriel Valley!

VOLUNTEER

Youth Programs FAQ

DO ADULTS NEED TO GO ALONG WITH THE YOUTH WHEN THEY COME TO HABITAT?

Yes, we require 1:1 ratio for adult to 16-year-olds (and younger) and a 1:5 ratio for adult to 17-year-olds. We are very interested in keeping kids safe and utilizing their time effectively and would like to have Habitat be an activity where adults and youth can work side by side.

WHAT IF I HAVE A DIFFERENT IDEA OF WHAT TO DO?

Great! Just discuss it with the Youth Programs Manager. There are a variety of ways individuals or groups can get involved. Our individual activities range from mini build projects such as bird houses to advocating for Habitat within your community.

CAN SGV HABITAT’S YOUTH PROGRAMS BE USED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR SCHOOL OR SERVICE CLUBS?

Yes, as long as the form has been filled out and the hours verified by the adult sponsor. Those with court-ordered community service need to contact Habitat directly to discuss more detailed requirements.

HOW CAN I GET STARTED?

Each young person should discuss with an adult sponsor which activities they wish to perform. For some tasks, the adult/young person pair or group will need to make prior arrangements with the Habitat staff. Please note that not all tasks are available all the time.

For more questions on how to get involved, contact Kathy Karimi Volunteer and Youth Programs Manager at youthprograms@sgvhabitat.org or call 626-387-6899 x17.