Youth Build Wrap Up

Jun 18, 2011 - Celebrity chairs Doug & Chris Brochu, along with Chris’s ”Lemonade Mouth” co-star Hayley Kiyoko, and dozens of other young celebrities joined LA Police Explorers, Young Senators, and Youth United students from across the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys for our first everYouth Build.

Other celebrity builders included Leon Thomas III from ”Victorious” who constructed fences, Stephanie Scott from ”A.N.T. Farm” who painted houses, Ty Panitz from ”Bones” and his little brother Paris Mosteller (“Judy Moody & the No Bummer Summer”) who built bookshelves and helped paint a mural on the urban garden wall.

Over 350 young people helped work on 10 homes and a neighborhood playground doing such tasks as interior and exterior painting, building and staining fences, planting trees and flowers, and finish carpentry. Sylmar High School donated 30 trees and vegetables for the urban community garden. Calabasas High School used the occasion to present a $6,500 check from their year of fundraising for a Youth United sponsor house.

The kids all commented on how much they liked having a hands-on opportunity to help people and got to meet some of the children who will be moving in to the Habitat homes. And many said they will be coming back to participate in the American Dream Walk in October.

Sarah Steffen
Marketing Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity, SF/SCV
Serving North Los Angeles City & County
21031 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 610

Woodland Hills CA  91364