Learn how our Community Response Fund is fighting the impacts of COVID-19.
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 :
477 caregivers participated in programs that enhanced their capacity to support their children’s development
313 children and youth were encouraged, empowered, and supported by a caring mentor
2,601 youth accessed free or subsidized social, physical, and recreational programs to build resiliency and improve their physical
184 at-risk youth accessed places and spaces that provided safety, security, and acceptance