Children and youth are one of our community’s greatest assets. The reality is, far too many young people are struggling. Poverty, food insecurity, mental illness, safe places and spaces, and a lack of early years supports can have life-long effects including their ability to finish high school. United Way sees the potential in our youngest citizens and that youth engagement and targeted community supports are instrumental in life-long success.

Our Goal

Our Goal

To give children and youth in our community the support they need to get a great start in life, do well in school and reach their potential.

Your support

Your support makes a difference. In 2018:

  • Diverse Programs

    Diverse Programs

    3,676 children were able to attend camp, recreation, arts and culture programs.

  • Activities

    New Activities

    1383 free or subsidized social and recreational activities were provided to at-risk youth.

  • Mentorships


    682 children and youth were able to access mentorship opportunities, school supplies and homework assistance.

  • Parental Support

    Parental Support

    691 parents were supported in learning how to better support their children’s needs such as post-natal care, learning disabilities, and parenting techniques.