HPU Students support HUFOY

Three High Point University students, Foad Abulhaj, Abigail Hoag, and Haley Lafreniere, who are members of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society organization, recently coordinated a school supply drive for Heads Up For Our Youth (HUFOY) and its community outreach efforts. Each year, HUFOY creates a wishlist, and this year, working with High Point University, its students, staff, and President Nido Qubein were on the list.

“We believe partnerships and collaborations like these are essential for the development of a society, and we are thankful for Foad, Abigail, Haley, and the Alpha Lambda Delta organization for being a great example and their commitment to being the change they want to see,” said Co-Chairman Dwayne Shaw.

HUFOY is gearing up for its 8th Annual Back to School Rally in August, and this school supply drive is just the spark needed to help provide resources to young children across the Triad. Foad, Abigail, and Haley collected pens, pencils, notebooks, rulers, calculators, and more to contribute to HUFOY and its efforts.

This effort exemplifies the strong commitment that High Point University students have to community service and outreach. The university encourages students to become involved in volunteerism, and the Alpha Lambda Delta organization provides opportunities for students to make a difference in the community.

Abigail Hoag, who is the Events Chair for ALD and one of the students who participated in the school supply drive, said, “It was great to work with Heads Up For Our Youth provide resources for school agers in the High Point and Greensboro area . It’s inspiring to see how much can be accomplished when people come together to help one another.”

If you would like to donate, volunteer, or find out more about HUFOY and the 8th Annual Back to School Rally, visit their website at www.hufoy.org or email them at hufoy.org@gmail.com. HUFOY Board of Directors and the High Point University community are proud of the work that Alpha Lambda Delta , Foad, Abigail, and Haley have done to support HUFOY and its mission to serve the community.

Thank you! 

Heads Up Barber and Beauty does it again!

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Heads Up Barber Shop is putting the finishing touches on its sixth annual “Heads Up For Our Youth” back to school event. 

After missing out on the fun last year, the team from Heads Up Barbershop wanted to put a special twist on this year’s event.

The team at Heads Up is all about the youth. That’s why not only will this year’s event make sure the kids are properly prepared for school, 

but it will feature a performance from an up-and-coming music group from our backyard. 

Not only will there be plenty of resources for kids and parents. There will also be a barber vs Greensboro Police Department basketball game.

Kim Isaac is the Communications Director for Heads up For our Youth, she says they do events like this to help support the community

“We want this to be a platform for children. Entrepreneurs come here, doctors come here, lawyers come here, business owners. We want this to be a safe haven for youth. 

We want them to feel safe, motivated and inspired. Any nugget they need. We want them to know they can get it here.”

This event runs from 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, August 22nd at the Greensboro Coliseum Field House. 

There will be a bookbag drive, early voting registration, health screening clinic, covid vaccinations, and covid testing all on-site. 

Plus each person that takes a covid test, gets a $10 gift card.

But there is still more, at halftime, there will a special performance by the ‘Collective’. A music group made up of 4 teens from Greensboro. 

“We’re kids, we’re part of the youth, but we are doing things some of the bigger cats in the game are doing and we’re just going to put on a show.”

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