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.
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 makes a difference. In 2018:
3,676 children were able to attend camp, recreation, arts and culture programs.
1383 free or subsidized social and recreational activities were provided to at-risk youth.
682 children and youth were able to access mentorship opportunities, school supplies and homework assistance.
691 parents were supported in learning how to better support their children’s needs such as post-natal care, learning disabilities, and parenting techniques.