Engaging Youth in Leadership and Community Service


Five years ago, we started a virtual fundraiser and celebration of all things YR.

In 2021, the critical support we raise each YR Day is more important than ever before. Just as YR adapts in order to safely provide our students with the life-changing, youth-led programming they need, we hope you will continue to rally behind YR’s mission and help us reach our #YRday goal of…

Current amount raised: $0




Faith Delancy

Mt. Vernon High School Senior, TAC Executive Committee, TEENPOWER Youth Staff, Teen Court

Through my involvement with YR, I have learned so many leadership skills. I’ve learned to take the initiative and help people when no one else is willing to help them. I’m not afraid to step out of my comfort zone and do what is right. The people I’ve met have become my friends and mentors, and to me YR feels like home.”

Garret Whipple

Harrison High School Junior, TAC Executive Committee

YR has opened me up to a lot of different opportunities to better myself and help my community, but being an executive member of TAC has been one of the most rewarding. It has helped me become a better leader and has prepared me for life in the future. I have become more organized, a better public speaker and am able to confidently lead a group of people.”

Rupa Ponna

Signature School Junior, TAC Executive Committee, Teen Court

“The environment created by YR radiates such positivity and has provided a safe space for me to voice my opinions. Through YR, I developed a love for serving beyond what I ever could have imagined. I’ve made so many lifelong friends what motivate me to do better and be better. I love being part of an organization that betters the lives of so many students like myself.”


Join a YR fundraising group on Fundly and help raise money for YR Day by asking your friends and family for donations to a cause you love! Join a team here!
Make your own donation securely online on the YR Day donation page
Purchase an item off the YR Amazon Wishlist to keep the office running.


Wear your YR gear and share a picture on social media using #YRday
Tweet and post on social media and tag #YRday to spread the word
Tell others all about YR by sharing your YR Story.


Students involved with YR know service and leadership are at the heart of all we do. But none of it would be possible without caring adults who give of their time and talents. Please take a moment to explore the volunteer opportunities below. Then, click the link below to fill out a Volunteer Form to let us know how you would like to get involved!Learn About Volunteer Opportunities

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