Youth Board News

Harvest Youth Board plans fourth annual Thanksgiving Eve Dinner

Nov 11, 2019 - The Harvest Youth Board is seeking diners, drivers and other volunteers for its fourth annual Thanksgiving Eve dinner. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board helps Speediatrics race into Martinsville

Oct 28, 2019 - The Harvest Youth Board helped bring the Speediatrics Fun Day Festival to the Martinsville Speedway for the first time with a $5,000 grant. - Read More

QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia Wraps up Tenth Year of Service

Sep 24, 2019 - QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia, Inc. (QCV) is has completed its tenth year of serving the Central Virginia community. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board grants Smart Beginnings $2,500 for youth literacy

Jun 18, 2019 - Smart Beginnings Martinsville Henry received a $2,500 grant from the Harvest Youth Board to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Martinsville-Henry County, which serves approximately 1,700 children. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board makes $7,500 grant to Santa, Cops and Kids

Nov 7, 2018 - The Harvest Youth Board will help the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Patrick Henry Lodge #73, surpass its goal of serving more children in the Santa, Cops and Kids program this year with a $7,500 grant award. - Read More

Foundation, Harvest Youth Board team up for Grace Network project

Nov 1, 2018 - The Harvest Foundation and Harvest Youth Board will partner on a project led by Grace Network of Martinsville & Henry County, Feeding Hope in MHC, to reduce food waste and further assist local families who are food insecure. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board funds area college guides

May 12, 2018 - The Harvest Youth Board will support college guides at Martinsville, Bassett and Magna Vista high schools with a $5,000 grant to help more students plan their futures after high school, whether they are joining the workforce, attending college or enrollin - Read More

Harvest Youth Board awards $7K grant to boost area literacy

Mar 29, 2018 - The Harvest Youth Board will help more than 250 area children receive free books with a $7,000 grant to United Way of Henry County and Martinsville and Smart Beginnings Martinsville Henry supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board grants $5K to Charity League’s Brighter Christmas program

Dec 12, 2017 - The Harvest Youth Board will help make Christmas brighter this year through a $5,000 grant to Charity League of Martinsville & Henry County for its Brighter Christmas program. - Read More

Youth Board serves more than 2,400 meals

Nov 28, 2017 - The Harvest Youth Board served traditional Thanksgiving dinners, with extra helpings of good will, community spirit and youthful energy, to thousands of area residents on Nov. 22. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board reflects on national presentation

Oct 25, 2017 - The voice of youth is important to the future of a community. For that reason, empowering young people now will make them better leaders in the future. - Read More

Youth Board names dinner for local doctor

Oct 5, 2017 - The Thanksgiving Eve dinner sponsored by The Harvest Youth Board has been named for the late Dr. W. Dan Prince III. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board to present at national conference

Sep 18, 2017 - The Harvest Foundation’s Youth Board has been invited to make a presentation about its formation, mission and accomplishments at the national annual convention of the Grantmakers for Education organization. - Read More

New members join Youth Board

Aug 12, 2017 - Seven new members have joined the Youth Board of The Harvest Foundation with goals that include helping the community and growing their own leadership skills. - Read More

Youth board graduates pass torch

Aug 11, 2017 - Departing members of the Youth Board of The Harvest Foundation were celebrated Thursday for their impact on the community and its youth, their strong work ethic and the unique traits each brought to the board. - Read More

Back2School receives Harvest Youth Board grant

Aug 3, 2017 - The Harvest Youth Board is helping area students get ready for the new school year with a $5,000 grant to The Community Fellowship for its Back2School 2017 event. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board meets prospective members at info session

Mar 9, 2017 - Interest in serving on the Harvest Youth Board is far exceeding organizers’ expectations. An informational meeting on Monday, March 6 attracted more than 50 students and their parents, nearly double the 30 people that the Harvest Youth Board had anticipat - Read More

QuickStart brings tennis back to the community

Feb 23, 2017 - Aviana Turner stepped on a circle in the Mount Olivet Elementary School gym and picked up a child-sized tennis racket, one of the first times she had ever held a racket. - Read More

Youth Board to host information session

Feb 15, 2017 - Harvest Youth Board members are hosting an information session at New College Institute on March 6 and 16, 2017 to share more about their program with prospective members. - Read More

Update: More Schools in Henry County Equipped

Feb 1, 2017 - Charlottesville, Virginia (2/1/2017) – QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia, Inc. (QCV) is pleased to report four additional schools have been equipped as part of QCV’s Jump Start QuickStart Tennis Initiative in southside Virginia. - Read More

Youth Board reflects on community dinner, starts planning next year's event

Dec 14, 2016 - Just weeks after serving 1,704 dinners to area residents on Thanksgiving Eve, the Harvest Youth Board is looking at how it can make next year’s dinner even bigger and better. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board serves 1,700 meals at Thanksgiving Eve dinner

Nov 25, 2016 - More than 1,700 area residents enjoyed an early Thanksgiving dinner — turkey, ham and all the fixings — courtesy of The Harvest Youth Board. - Read More

Former Harvest Youth Board members returning to volunteer at community dinner

Nov 17, 2016 - The Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Eve dinner is more than a meal. It is evidence of the commitment by former and current Harvest Youth Board members to serving the local community. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board plans community meal

Nov 14, 2016 - In the spirit of the season, The Harvest Foundation Youth Board is inviting area residents to dinner on Thanksgiving Eve. - Read More

QuickStart receives Harvest Youth Board grant

Oct 24, 2016 - QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia recently received a grant of $4,140 from the Harvest Youth Board to introduce “kid-sized” tennis into physical education classes (PE) in Martinsville and Henry County. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board names new members

Sep 16, 2016 - Five new members have been named to the Youth Board of The Harvest Foundation. Sean Arroyo, Sophia Esdaile, Devin Page, Laura Painter and Julian Vaughn will fill the seats of board members whose terms expired July 31. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board names officers for 2016-2017

Sep 16, 2016 - With its first, largely organizational year behind it, the Harvest Foundation Youth Board is ready to start working to make a difference in the community. That is the consensus of Youth Board officers who lead the board for 2016-2017. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board grants Smith River Sports Complex $2,500

Aug 19, 2016 - The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) plans to broaden the age appeal of the children’s playground by enhancing it with a $2,500 grant from the Harvest Youth Board. - Read More

YMCA receives Harvest Youth Board grant

May 20, 2016 - The Martinsville-Henry County YMCA received a $2,500 grant from the Harvest Youth Board to help fund swimming lessons for approximately 750 first grade students in the area. - Read More

Applications open for Harvest Youth Board

Feb 4, 2016 - Applications are now open for students in Martinsville and Henry County to apply to serve on the Harvest Foundation Youth Board. - Read More

Youth board members participate in GO Virginia focus group

Feb 2, 2016 - Harvest Youth Board members have a voice in the future of Virginia's economy! - Read More

Harvest Youth Board grants $2,500 to Richard's Dinner

Dec 8, 2015 - Members of the Harvest Foundation Youth Board are giving back to the community with a donation to help a local Christmas tradition continue its mission. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board elects officers, plans community outreach

Oct 20, 2015 - The Harvest Foundation Youth Board is giving young people a voice in the community they did not have before, according to the board's chairman. - Read More

Harvest names Youth Board members

Jun 26, 2015 - Thirteen area teenagers have been named to the new Harvest Foundation Youth Board, which will develop projects and initiatives that are important to young people of Henry County and Martinsville. - Read More


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