Celebrating International Youth Day with Youth Focus

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About International Youth Day

August 12 is International Youth Day, and we’re looking forward to celebrating this special holiday together.

In the summer of 1999, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated August 12 as International Youth Day.

International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions, and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. 

This holiday is typically celebrated by youth with programs for youth. 

In giving our young people a voice and listening to their perspectives, we participate in “empowering the world’s youth to make positive contributions to their communities and nations.”

Supporting Youth

At Youth Focus our programs center entirely on supporting youth, particularly during difficult transitions. 

From our counseling support to our emergency and transitional housing programs, we seek to provide practical, youth-focused services that take into account the specific needs of Guilford County’s youth and families.

One reason we’re able to remain responsive to their needs is that when youth speak up, we listen! Then we work together to meet those needs. 

A perfect way to celebrate International Youth Day is to practice doing the same. 

Getting Involved

Youth Focus brings together medical professionals, therapists, administrators, and volunteers. Together, we collaborate to work in the best interests of the youth we serve. 

There’s always room for more people to get involved!

This year International Youth Day looks a little different for us.  Given the current state and local guidelines for COVID-19, Youth Focus has temporarily suspended all on-site visitors and volunteers. It’s a sad, but very necessary precaution to keep our youth and staff safe.  Gotta #FlattentheCurveNC! 


We love linking people up with volunteer positions that match their unique skill sets.  Once COVID-19 is in the rearview, bring your strength to bear serving the community!


We’re funded through federal, state, and private funds. Even small donations really add up!


Personal connections keep us rooted in the community we serve.

Come, get to know us, see what we do, and help spread the good word in your own personal networks, both online and offline. 


To hear more about how you can celebrate International Youth Day with us here at Youth Focus, feel free to contact us.

We’d love to connect with you.

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