Youth leaders for Habitat for Humanity have fundraising success

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:55 am

Think you’re too young to make a difference in our community? 

The 2018-19 Youth Leadership class of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, successfully raised $1,408.63 in funding support, to help build Habitat homes in Bradley County, as part of their annual service project. 

“Our Youth Leaders made my day. Their energy, excitement and gift to Habitat blew me away,” said Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland Executive Director Tammy Johnson, “We are also looking forward to having this year’s class out on our build site.” 

The 23 juniors and seniors from Bradley Central, Cleveland and Walker Valley high schools and Tennessee Christian Preparatory School will also volunteer “sweat equity” later this school year by painting and landscaping at Habitat homes.  “No idea is too small, and every gift of time, talent or treasure helps,” Johnson said. 

At the summer Youth Leadership retreat, organizers challenged the youth leaders to brainstorm creative ideas to raise funds for Habitat and raise a minimum of $400 at their respective schools. 
Shared Sherry Crye, coordinator of the Youth Leadership program: “We are pleased with this year’s efforts as they learn the importance of giving back to their community.” 

Youth Leadership is a workforce development program of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce designed to prepare young people for leadership in the community.  For information about the program, contact Sherry Crye with the CBCC at 423-472-6587 or visit

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