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YLeader Service Projects

Over the course of three months, YLeaders have been organizing, planning, and meeting to develop their own Community Service Projects. From March 16 - March 30, 2019, these Service Projects were put into action. YLeaders completed these projects entirely on their own, only receiving direction and guidance by their Leadership Coaches during their YLeader sessions. 

YLeader's Impact:

  • 101 children from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools served,

  • 50 adults from the Charlotte community served,

  • 20 preschool students from the Charlotte community served,

  • 510 cumulative service hours completed,

  • 400 books collected and distributed,

  • 60 toiletries collected and distributed,

  • Proud YLeader parents!

Please read below to see more information about the YLeader service projects!

Passion Pancakes

Madison McCrea

Zahria Sanders

Kamryn Green

Diandre' Richie

Jiselle McFarlane

Chauncey Anderson

Myra Lewis

When:     Sunday, March 17, 2019

Where:    Hospitality House of Charlotte

What:      Students gathered breakfast materials, transported them to Hospitality House of Charlotte, and cooked a full buffet breakfast for the residents there. 

Impact:    10+ residents

Student Quote: "I feel like we really made a difference today. I would love to take this on a food truck and help more people around Charlotte!" -- Jiselle McFarlane

New Gen

Myles Rankin

Cydni Taylor

Dominique Barrett

Jasmine Amaniampong

Ferrah Waddell

When:     Thursday, March 21, 2019

Where:    Crown Pointe Elementary School

What:      Students hosted a book drive to collect books for elementary school students. Then, on the day of the project, read those books to the students and donated them to the school.

Impact:    30 elementary school students

Golden Rockets

Myla Bryant

N'Dia Williams

Elias Baker

Sumayah Jenkins

Alexis Harris

Xavier Brown

When:     Tuesday March 19-22, 2019

Where:    Superlative Academy

What:      Students revisited Superlative Academy four times over the course of this week. They reached out to the teachers of the Academy to figure out what the students there were currently learning, then put together lesson plans and activities to assist in teaching the students! Students also spent time playing with the daycare students.

Impact:    10 daycare students

The Dominators

Debi Breland

Enjoli Waldrop

James Brown

Samuel Watson

Michael Luther-Black

When:     Saturday, March 23, 2019

Where:    Hornet's Nest Park

What:      Students raised money via GoFundMe to be able to print and produce photo packages for teens who attended. Then, students put together the Self Love Photoshoot, enlisting the help of other photographers to take beautiful photos of teenagers to help them realize their own beauty and self-worth. 

Impact:    12 high school students

Lucky Charmz

Kennedy Faye Cason

Jordan Blackmon

Jurnee Waddell

Eden Perry-Benton

Alexa Smith

When:     Sunday, March 24, 2019

Where:    Peak Resources Charlotte

What:      Students organized a fun day for elderly residents at Peak Resources Charlotte! They came with games and activities and spent the day spending time and playing with them!

Impact:    10 elderly residents

Charlotte Dream Project

Arman Zaidi

Croix Thomas

D'Sean Moore

Devon Fletcher

Joshua Wilkins

Nathaniel Smith

When:     Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Where:    Community House Middle School

What:      Students collaborated with the principal to develop an after-school tutoring session. Students of CHMS signed up and registered to attend and stayed after school to get homework help and learn a little bit about high school!

Impact:    11 middle school students

Student Quote: "Service to others exposes the character and flaws of the individual giving it." -- Arman Zaidi

Leaders in the Making

Ariah Gilliam

Ashley Saintvilus

Hannah Cooper

James Parker

Lataisya Ward

When:     Thursday, March 28, 2019

Where:    Promising Pages

What:      Students hosted a book drive and, at the end of their book drive, found that they'd collected 300 books! They donated the books to Promising Pages, a Charlotte organization.

Impact:    300 books collected

Student Quote: "It was a success, that was 100 past our goal. I was just ready for today; I love donating and giving back to the community!" -- Lataisya Ward

Sole Purpose

Raven Funderburk

Mychael Joelle Hudson

Alexia Davis

Carmen Cousart

Jaelyn Davis

Favian Bernal

When:     Friday, March 29, 2019

Where:    Nations Ford Elementary School

What:      Students first organized a book drive to collect enough books for each 5th grade student at NFE. Then, students organized a "Girl Talk" for all of the girls in the 5th grade class to discuss their transition to middle school. "Girl Talk" discussed body changes, priority changes, and how to make new friends! 

Impact:    41 5th grade girls

Student Quote: "I just wrote my name in golden history!" - Carmen Cousart

Helpful Hands

Leah Richardson

Kristian Ellis

Benaya Bartlett

Kayla Ganda

When:     Friday, March 29, 2019

Where:    Safe Hands Learning Center

What:      Students first organized and hosted a supply drive to collect books, stickers, notebooks, and stationary to give to the students and the Center. Then, students went there to play the day away with the daycare students! *Daycare students not photographed*

Impact:    10 daycare students

Fam Squad

Madison Dabney

Janaya Streete

Allison Dobbins

Imani Abner

Amber Dobbins

Camille Crowder

Kahlia Edwards

Ma'lech Michael

When:     Saturday, March 30, 2019

Where:    Friendship Baptist Church

What:      Students organized a family fun day at Friendship Baptist Church. The family fun day included an inflatable bouncy house, games, activities, and prizes! It was a day of fun for kids and their families!

Impact:    10 community students

The Cause

Jasani Lowhoy

Michael Cartwright

Jasmine Bell

Darius Carraway

Douglas Mugin, Jr.

Malik Barnhill

Zoey Hodge

Brendan Hillard

When:     Saturday, March 30, 2019

Where:    Uptown, Charlotte

What:      Students first collected toiletries then organized the toiletries into personal care baggies. Then, students walked the streets of Downtown Charlotte, seeking and giving out the care baggies to individuals in need.

Impact:    30 adults

Student Quote: "I feel good because I got to see people get excited over little things... you see people getting excited over big things like cars but little things that they knew they needed, they got excited over that!" - Jasani Lowhoy


Ajani Levy

Aniya Martin

Janay Johnson

Kendall Reid

Kendall Wilson

Payton Belvin

Shaniya Hayden

When:     Saturday, March 23, 2019

Where:    Charlotte Library

What:      Students went to the library to volunteer and help with the thousands of books that needed to be sorted, tagged, and reassigned. Students spent several hours in the storage room organizing books and boxes for the library!

Impact:    Charlotte Library

Student Quote: "Success is hard work. Without working hard, we would have never received the opportunity to do community service for the library!" -- Kendall Wilson