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Local Teens Live United Through Youth Day of Caring

Approximately 200 local high school students volunteered recently as part of United Way of the Capital Region’s 15th Annual Youth Day of Caring. 

Volunteers completed projects including general clean-up, trash pick-up, weeding and mulching, and painting throughout Harrisburg City Island to prepare the park for the spring season. 

Juniors and seniors from the following 10 high schools participated: Camp Hill, Central Dauphin East, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Cumberland Valley, John Harris, Lower Dauphin, Middletown, Red Land, SciTech and Susquehanna Township.

Members of United Way of the Capital Region’s Bridges Society served as volunteer project leaders and chaperones. The Bridges Society connects a diverse group of emerging leaders through giving and volunteering.

“Youth Day of Caring is a great opportunity for teenagers to make a difference in our community through volunteer service,” said Heidi Neuhaus, director of United Way of the Capital Region’s Volunteer Center.

Youth Day of Caring was sponsored by Members 1st Federal Credit Union (Lead Sponsor), Capital Blue (Lunch Sponsor), Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation (Tool Sponsor) and PSECU (Sponsor).


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