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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: June 2019

Young Ladies Aspiring Greatness

All over town!

Young Ladies Aspiring Greatness LIVE UNITED by “working hard to make a better community for our peers” as they take part in volunteering throughout the area. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize them as our Community Volunteers of the Month.

In February 2013, Shirelle Stroud felt there was a need to educate young African American women about community involvement, as “not everyone had folks who were involved.” Having two daughters, and “always having kids around,” Young Ladies Aspiring Greatness (YLAG) was born. Now here first group of twelve graduating seniors has logged over 3000 (!) volunteer hours. Meetings (which frequently feature community leaders addressing the group) and volunteer events all take place monthly. “When they succeed, I feel great!” says Shirelle. “Once involved, the girls stay a part of the village!”

“The whole community loves them, not just me,” she says.

Board member and parent Tiffany Brown says “Shirelle is an inspiration and the girls love her!”

Seniors pictured with Ms. Stroud:E’Driah Staffney, LaRaye Younger, A’Mya Price, Mackenzie Moore, De’Jene’ Wortham, Layah Brown. Not pictured: Xoie Gullatte, Essence Thornton, Lauryn Peters, Destiny Cole-Powell, Lauryn Peters, Kyra Willis, Amira Leonard

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Young Ladies Aspiring Greatness as our Community Volunteers of the Month for June, 2019.

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Adult VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering is a fun way to spend quality time, pass down family values, learn about your community, and help children build skills that will help them in school and life. Whether you want to help at one-time events, or make an ongoing commitment to serve together, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
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Corporate VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Coming together to volunteer as an organization is a great way to offer teambuilding and leadership opportunities to employees. Co-workers can team up anytime of the year to connect heads, hearts and hands around United Way's work to create lasting change.
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Retirees VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

United Way Volunteer Connection can help pre-retirees and retirees stay connected to the community through contributions of their time, talent and experience. Do you have expertise in marketing, computers, sales, event planning, or other professional skills? United Way can match you with just the right volunteer opportunity to put your expertise to work for our community.
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YEARLY VOLUNTEER DAYS OF SERVICE

United Way of Greater Dayton organizes a number of events every year to help motivate volunteerism and

mobilize hundreds of people to help their community.

United Way's Day of Action

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United Way's Day of Action

United Days of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects throughout Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.

Join Hands Miami Valley

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Join Hands Miami Valley

This event serves as the Miami Valley’s celebration of Make a Difference Day, a national day of engaging members of the community in volunteer and service efforts.

MartinLuther King Jr. Day

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MartinLuther King Jr. Day

The event’s goal is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.

Global Youth Service Day

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Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrate and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service learning.

9/11 National Day of Service

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9/11 National Day of Service

The day’s goal is to encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable cause, perform good deeds and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.