Neighborhood House Encourages Executive Youth Board Applicants

Neighborhood House is actively accepting applications for their 2021-2022 Executive Youth Board now through May 15. The Youth Board assists in the planning, development, and implementation of Neighborhood House fundraising events. This leadership group frequently promotes volunteer opportunities at Neighborhood Houses’ three locations: their clothes closet, food pantry, and main office.

Five young women hold up signs about being part of the board.

The Executive Youth Board was developed in 2008 when a local citizen granted $10,000 to Neighborhood House to encourage youth leadership and philanthropy opportunities. For 13 years, Neighborhood House has successfully provided opportunities for local high school students to lead and serve their communities and neighbors facing hardship. The youth board has raised an average of $2,000.00 annually.

“Each year, the participants of Neighborhood House’s Executive Youth Board continue to impress us with their passion to help others and develop creative fundraising ideas,” said Katie Lamb, Director of Fund Development at Neighborhood House. “Neighborhood House is thrilled to be able to offer this leadership opportunity to local high school students, while also furthering our mission to support our neighbors in need.”

Over the past year, the Executive Youth Board has successfully adapted to the rapid changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. By assisting in the development of virtual and socially distanced fundraisers, they have effectively continued to raise funds and create positive change in the lives of our neighbors.

“It’s been an honor serving on the Neighborhood House Executive Youth Board and giving back to my community,” said Riley Barber, Current Executive Youth Board Junior Ambassador. “This position has allowed me to gain more knowledge, enhance my leadership skills, and helped me become a stronger public speaker. I would highly recommend applying for the board because of how much it has impacted my life.”

Neighborhood House is inviting local businesses to sponsor this year’s Executive Youth Board participants. This sponsorship will make a direct impact and profound investment in local students and neighborhood families in need. After successful completion, students serving on the Executive Youth Board are eligible to receive a $500 scholarship.

Neighborhood House Executive Board Members will serve for one calendar year (June 2021- June of 2022). High school students from Rochester Hills, Rochester, Oakland Township, Auburn Hills, Addison Township, and all surrounding communities are encouraged to apply. Applications for the 2021-2022 Executive Youth Board can be found on their website and in the local high school counseling offices. For any questions, please contact Shelby Klick at or call 248-651-5836 Ex. 33.

About Neighborhood House

For over 50 years, Neighborhood House has been serving the greater Rochester and Auburn Hills area. Since moving into their new facility in 2016, they have increased programs designed to expand opportunities for social and economic mobility. Neighborhood House focuses heavily on education and long-term self-sustainability, to serve even more of their neighbors in need. They provide rent and utility financial assistance, operate a Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, offer transportation services, provide counseling, facilitate many educational programs for families in need, and more. Last year, Neighborhood House’s programs helped over 3,000 households on their path from financial crisis to self-sustainability.

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