Youth Builders has announced plans to celebrate its 75th anniversary on September 25 from 2 pm to 4 pm at “The Rock” on the campus of Holston United Methodist Home for Children.
All past presidents and former members are encouraged to attend and will be recognized. An exhibition of albums and memorabilia from special events will be on display, and the event will be highlighted by the release of the first copies of “The 75-Year History of Youth Builders”. The book chronicles the heartfelt thoughts of hundreds of members who have dedicated their volunteer work to our community, according to a statement. The stories included in the book will take readers back in time to 1946, telling not only what the first young builders did, but how they did it, and most importantly how the new generations of young builders still did. an impact on the community and the quality of life of its inhabitants.
Over the years, Youth Builders has volunteered each year and provided financial support to many community organizations, with a focus on youth, the release said. Organizations that have benefited from Youth Builders include the Boys and Girls Club; Greeneville / Greene County History Museum; Holston House; the kidPrintID program; Greeneville / Greene County Library; various preschool projects, including the Head Start, Child Health and Development, and Helping Us Grow programs; a 911 training program for students; scholarships for deserving high school students; Gifts for children; Junior Achievement, Volunteer Spirit Awards co-sponsorship and more.