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Youth Villages offers a number of fundraising events in the following states/regions:

Memphis and the Mid-South

Backpack Heroes
Summer 2017
Be a Backpack Hero to our youth by providing new backpacks and school supplies to the children we serve in West Tennessee. Learn more.

Dodge This! Tournament
August 5, 2017 | Memphis Metro Volleyball, Memphis, Tenn.
Amateur and professional teams compete in a double elimination dodgeball tournament.
Register now


Stanky Creek Half & Full Marathon
Sept. 2017 | Bartlett, Tenn.
Join us for an exciting "trail run" event.
Learn more.

IREM Golf Tournament
September 2017 | Cherokee Valley Golf Club, Olive Branch, Miss.
Contact Peggy Schrecker at (901) 275-5237 to play in or sponsor the event.
Learn more.


Tiger Tickets for Kids
Fall 2017 | Memphis, Tenn.
Go Tigers Go! Purchase Memphis Tigers football tickets for children in Youth Villages' programs. Learn more.

Memphis Euro Auto Fest
October 2017 | Youth Villages Bartlett Campus, Bartlett, Tenn.
See classic examples of Jaguar, Mercedes, MG, Porsche, Triumph and more.
Learn more.


Wine on the River
September 30th, 2017
Mud Island River Park, Memphis, TN.

Taste national and international wines while enjoying live music.
Volunteer Registration  Event Details


Rotary Club of Northeast Shelby County Golf Tournament
October 2017 | Colonial Country Club, Memphis, Tenn.
Golf tournament to benefit Youth Villages. For more information, call 901-828-9546.

Soup Sunday
TBA 2018 | FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn.
A wonderful annual tasting event that's great for the whole family.
Learn more.


YV5K & 10Miler
April 1, 2018 | Memphis, Tenn.
The annual YV5K is held every spring to benefit the children of Youth Villages.
Learn more.

Bartlett Pickleball Tourney
April 7-8, 2018 | Bartlett, Tenn.
The annual pickleball tournament is held every spring to benefit the children of Youth Villages. Learn more.


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Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Backpack Heroes
Summer 2017
Be a Backpack Hero to our youth by providing new backpacks and school supplies to the children we serve in Middle Tennessee. Learn more.

Holiday Heroes
2017 Holiday Season
Be a Holiday Hero by providing wish list gifts for a child we serve in Middle Tennessee. The children in the Holiday Heroes program would not receive anything for the holidays without our help. Learn more.


Ultimate Trivia Contest
March 7, 2018
Everything raised will benefit Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee’s Friend In Need program which provides basic needs to local children and families in emergency situations. Register.


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Jackson and West Tennessee

Backpack Heroes
Summer 2017
Be a Backpack Hero to our youth by providing new backpacks and school supplies to the children we serve in East Tennessee. Learn more.


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T.O.U.G.H. Run
Saturday, Oct. 21
9:00 A.M.
Inner Harbour Campus

Join us for a 3.1 mile trail race through a natural, wooded setting on the 1200 acres of Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus. This course is designed to challenge you physically and allow you to enjoy the outdoors as a form of experiential education. Learn more.


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Backpack Heroes
Summer 2017
Be a Backpack Hero to our youth by providing new backpacks and school supplies to the children we serve in Mississippi. Learn more.


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New England

School Supply Shindig
July 26, 2017 | 6-9p.m.
The Warehouse Bar & Grille
40 Broad St. Boston, MA 02109

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Young Women of Excellence
Wed., Nov 15, 2017
Colonnade Hotel @ 7AM
120 Huntington Ave. | Boston, MA 02116

Join Youth Villages for a breakfast in support of the girls and young women served at Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus and in our community-based YVLifeSet program.
Learn More/Register

Spring Celebration Dinner
April 26, 2018 | Boston
Join Boston’s top philanthropic leaders for an inspirational evening of networking, fundraising and awareness building for Youth Villages, one of Massachusetts’ top social innovators within the human services sector. Learn more.


Holiday Heroes Cornhole Tournament 2017Holiday Heroes Cornhole Tournament
Dec 3, 2017 | 2PM Sunday, Lansdowne Pub
Lansdowne St., Boston, MA 02215

Join Youth Villages this holiday season to raise funds so youth in our programs across Massachusetts and New Hampshire have winter essentials and holiday gifts. With your help, we will fulfil holiday wishes for more than 350 children and young adults whose families live below the poverty line and may not be able to afford gifts. Learn More/Register

Spring Celebration After Party
April 26, 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts
Enjoy music, dancing and a full open bar. Proceeds will benefit Youth Villages’ programs including YVLifeSet™, which helps former foster youth and other vulnerable young adults ages 17-22 to make a successful transition into independent adulthood. Young professionals and top philanthropists in Boston will join together to celebrate and raise awareness for this population of youth in our state.


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North Carolina

Backpack Heroes
Summer 2017 | Boone, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh
Backpack Heroes is a unique opportunity for community members to help children in need start the school year off successfully. This initiative provides new school supplies to children whose families live below the poverty line and are participating in Youth Villages’ programs. Learn more.

Asheville Off-Road Series
September 10 | Biltmore Estate, Asheville
Events include: 10k run | 20k, 40k, 60k gravel grinder cycling | Duathlon – 10k run, 13.25 mile gravel grinder cycling. Proceeds benefit Youth Villages and the YVLifeSet program.
Learn more and register.

Holiday Heroes
November-December 2018 | All NC offices
We strive to make sure the holidays are a special time for the kids in our care, but we can't do it without your help! Become a Holiday Hero in North Carolina.

KiteTales: Stories that Soar
May 2018 | Charlotte
The evening includes cocktails, stories and auction to benefit the YVLifeSet program. For more information contact John Horton at 704-510-5642.

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A Day to Soar: Celebrate Success Breakfast
Fall 2017 | The Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Oregon
Please join us as Youth Villages celebrates children and families served through intensive in-home and residential services. Learn more.


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- 2016 Holiday Heroes gift drive, Dec. 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

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- Holiday Heroes gift drive, Dec. 2016 (North Carolina)

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- Back to School Drive, Aug. 4, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

Photo Gallery - Video - KiteTales: Stories that Soar, June 2016 (Charlotte, North Carolina)

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- 2016 Cornhole for a Cause, May 15, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)

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- 2016 Mississippi Tribute to Excellence Gala, April 2016

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- 2016 YV5K & 10Miler, April 16, 2016 (Memphis, Tennessee)

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- 2016 Spring Celebration (Boston, Massachusetts)

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- 2016 Soup Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 (Memphis, Tennessee)

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- 2015 Cornhole for a Cause - Massachusetts, May 31, 2015 (Somerville, Massachusetts)

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- 2015 Cornhole Tournament - Charlotte, N.C.

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- 2015 Youth Villages Massachusetts Spring Celebration, April 28, 2015 (Boston, Massachusetts)

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- 2015 YV5K & 10Miler, April 18, 2015 (Memphis, Tennessee)

Photo Gallery - 2014 Holiday Heroes Gift Drive, Dec. 3, 2014 (Boston, Mass.)

Photo Gallery - 2014 Women of Excellence Breakfast, Oct. 9, 2014 (Boston, Mass.)

Photo Gallery - 2014 YV Cornhole Tournament, Sept. 25, 2014 (Durham, N.C.)

Dodge This! 2014

Photo Gallery - 2014 Dodge This! Tournament, August 2, 2014 (Memphis, Tenn.)

Photo Gallery - 2014 School Supply Shindig, July 30, 2014 (Boston, Mass.)


Photo Gallery - 2014 Ultimate 10k & 5k, June 28, 2014 (Bartlett, Tenn.)

About Us
Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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