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Silent Auction – Give thoughtful gifts to family, friends or yourself AND at the same time help those who help our community.

YEP’s Annual Silent Auction is here!  With your help, we are eager to make it the best yet!  Our goal for the funds raised by this Auction is to assist with operating expenses in 2013Thr . Everyone at YEP wishes you joy and success for 2013!

A few nice items are still available, such as gift certificates from AbraCadabra Jewelry which offers varity of choices, Wheels in Motion Bike Shop's hybrid bike which is a great choice for the coming spring/summer seasons. Please pick them up or help spread words on those items. Thanks.

Please use the forms at the left column under "Reports and Forms" section or click below: (Please make all checks out to "Youth Empowerment Project". Thanks. )

Silent Auction List March 24, 2013

Silent Auction Bid Sheet 

Silent Auction Contribution Form

Through the Silent Auction:  Everyone wins in the giving circle! The businesses gain new customers and tax deductions, YEP and students gain capacity for more staff support, parents gain tax deduction for what they donate beyond the value of the goods, and their students gain team work and life skills with values for giving.

Newer and Better Silent Auction: We are trying out some new ways to maximize our success with the Silent Auction. We will be updating the Auction list every week on Sunday 6:00 PM and encourage you to monitor the additions to the list and bid before Sunday at noon (bikes, I-phones, and more restaurants)! 

Items will stay on the list for at least three weeks. We will notify online auction watchers (by 6:00 PM Sundays) at least one week in advance if any items will be removed.

Send your Bid Sheets, and/or item contribution form, by email every time you change them:  Info@youthempowerment.com (Subject: SA Bids)Email us about additional Items you’d like to see! (Subject: SA New Items). Please also email your family, friends and colleagues and ask them to help us. 

We are planning to operate through February 2, 2013 – Ground Hog Day to February 14, 2013 -Valentine's Day!  Updates will be made online through YEP’s homepage:  www.youthempowerment.com


Volunteer Opportunities with the Youth Senate
Fridays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come volunteer in downtown Ann Arbor with the Youth Senate and help distribute food to those in need! Call or email the Youth Senate by 5:00pm on Thursday if you want to help (734-417-4444) or email info@youthempowerment.com to sign up!

Volunteer at the Youth Senate office help sort and analyze results from our latest survey conducted by the Senate.  Email info@youthempowerment.com to get more information and to sign up!


Achievement Solutions Teams™
AST provides academic Peer Coaching during lunches and afterschool! Email info@youthempowerment.com for additional information.
Fundraising Opportunities
  • Interested in raising money to help youth living in poverty in our county? Take part in the Youth Senate's classroom presentations, bucket drives, and a dodgeball tournament fundraiser! This year's annual dodgeball tournament is on Friday, June 14. See below for information on the June tournament.

Special Events

"Dodging Poverty" Charity DodgeBall Tournament!

Come to our third annual "Dodging Poverty" Charity Dodgeball Tournament! Washtenaw County has the second largest number of homeless people among Michigan's counties. For a $10 donation, you can help fight poverty in Washtenaw County and have a great time playing dodgeball! Adults are also invited to form teams and join the tournament.

  • When? Friday, June 14 at 11:30 AM
  • Where? Burns Park Shelter
  • How? 1. Preregister a team of 6 by filling out a form at youthempowerment.com (See Form in left-hand column) 2. Email the form to info@youthempowerment.com OR Drop off forms by Wednesday, June 12 in Room C227 at Pioneer or the Youth Senate mailbox at Huron. 3. Bring $10 to the tournament! ($12 for late registration turned in Friday 14th.)

Thank you to all of our participants at last year's 2nd Annual "Dodging Poverty" fundraiser! Over a hundred students raised money to help a nonprofit working with homeless students.We are working on increasing the number of participants from clubs for June 2013.

Special Thanks to: Meijer, Dominos, Noodles & Co., and Asian City Restaurant


Women in Leadership: What's Next?

This year-long program includes week-long summer Community Volunteer Teams of local teenage girls to volunteer and learn about non-profits that serve women and their children. The program under development also aims to provide young women with nearly a dozen forums throughout the 2012-2013 school year that includes speakers, panels, and question and answer sessions with local women in leadership in all areas of society and respective careers. Email senate@youthempowerment.com for more information or call us at 417-4444.


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