Member Moments: Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Since 1982, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) has helped lead youth in London and Middlesex County toward success. Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) believes that investing in youth and strong communities go hand in hand, and we know that many youth need guidance and support to reach their potential.

What do you want people to know about how you or your organization iscreating change in our community?

YOU operates several social enterprises, including the YOU Made It Cafe and our line of quality preserves and sauces Mushed by YOU. Youth enter our paid skills training programs and create our
products with the help of expert mentors, gaining meaningful experience to take them to the next step in the workforce.

What are you working on that you would like to share with the community?

We recently rebranded our online store ( and will be launching our newly designed gift boxes on April 19th. These gift boxes are more environmentally friendly than our current lineup of gift baskets, and tell the story of YOU and why our products mean so much to the community right inside the box.

With the latest lockdown announced, now more than ever it is crucial to support local businesses. All of the proceeds from our products go directly to support the youth programming we deliver, so buying from YOU means giving back to the community.

Our community can get involved by supporting our store! Think of us next time you need a gift. Send a gift box to a loved one who you have been unable to see due to lockdowns, to a caregiver or front-line worker to say thanks, or to anyone who loves to shop local.

Please share with us why you are a Pillar Nonprofit Network Member. What haveyou gained from being a Pillar Member?

YOU is a Pillar member because of the community support and excellent education and supports available to members. Other members are engaged and excited to make great things happen in the community, and that energy fits so well with YOU's values.

To shop and support Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)click here. 

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