Access Shelter seeks youth participants for annual Youth Impact Day

Access Shelter seeks youth participants for annual Youth Impact Day

Mar 11th, 2020

AKRON, Ohio – Access Shelter, a Northeast Ohio-based homeless shelter for women and children, is seeking participants in grades 6-8 for its annual Youth Impact Day on April 18.

The day, which carries the theme “Learn, Give, Lead,” offers students the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of community members experiencing homelessness while learning leadership skills. Participants can choose from the following two session times: 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m.

Youth Impact Day highlights include:

  • Shelter-based service projects that help children at the shelter.
  • Age-appropriate community engagement curriculum.
  • Shelter tours.
  • Access to upcoming leadership activities.
  • A certificate of completion and a T-shirt

“We hope this day empowers the youth in our community to help those around them, while bringing to light the hundreds of children in our community served by Access every year,” said Access Executive Director Jackie Hemsworth in a news release. “While youth learn and make a difference at the shelter, we’re also thrilled to welcome their parents, and we’re encouraging them to speak with our staff and tour the shelter during the day.”

The event is free, but registration is required. To gain admission, participants are asked to bring a donation of a pillow, youth underwear (all sizes and genders) or pull-ups to the event.

Make A Donation

Big or small, every donation to ACCESS and the homeless women and children it serves will be greatly appreciated.

  • $25 feeds 25 women and children
  • $100 provides 50 days of school transportation for a child
  • $500 provides health care for 10 children

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