Active 20-30 charters first N.C. club

Aug. 15, 2013 @ 01:34 PM

Active 20-30 of U.S. & Canada will officially charter its first North Carolina club Saturday. The mission of the national organization is to bring together men and women in their 20s and 30s who have a passion for improving the lives of children in their community.

Social entrepreneur Kristin Hathorn moved to Durham about a year ago, and she saw a need among Triangle young professionals for a way to network and give back.   “I was involved with Active 20-30 in Denver, so I was aware of the networking and community engagement opportunities available through the organization,” Hathorn said. “When I moved to the Triangle, I went looking for something similar as a way to meet people and get involved, yet I couldn’t find anything like it.”

Founded in Washington and California in 1922, Active 20-30 had been seeking ways to grow beyond its West Coast roots.  

The chartering ceremony will be at Alivia’s Durham Bistro where local club members will be joined by members from around the country.  The event is open to the public. Guests are also encouraged to bring school supplies that will be donated to the Emily K Center, one of Active 20-30 Club of Durham/Raleigh’s partner organizations.