Youth

 

NV Energy supports youth oriented programs and organizations that focus on strong prevention and/or intervention activities and which empower young people to gain self confidence, independence and personal growth. Below are some highlights of NV Energy's commitment to youth development.

Building Partnerships

NV Energy partners with the Academy for Career Education (ACE) every year on the construction of an energy efficient custom home. The students are held to extremely high standards while building this home and are trained on every aspect of its construction. Leaders in the Building Trades support the school and this project. The result is a beautiful, fully loaded house that would be a great home for some lucky buyer.

A Tradition of Mentoring

NV Energy encourages our employees to share their knowledge and expertise by taking leadership roles at nonprofit agencies to help strengthen them. Junior Achievement, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, the Girls Scouts of the Sierra Nevada and the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Nevada are only some of the many organizations NV Energy has supported. Many NV Energy employees give their time to these types of organization by serving as board members as well as mentors.

Student Grant-Making and Volunteerism Program for Teens

We R Community is a collaboration between corporate sponsors and schools to create a powerful new model for teaching the value of philanthropic activities and aid to local nonprofit agencies in their own endeavors. NV Energy is proud to partner with the Public Education Foundation to provide Clark County students with an opportunity for real-life learning through philanthropy and volunteering. Established in 2008, We R Community catapults high school students into the world of philanthropy and nonprofit organizations by transforming the teens into donors. The program introduces students to the importance of leadership, service, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector by giving them the ability to fund programs they choose.