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.

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 :

  • Support One

    3,878 activities to build leadership skills, make informed lifestyle choices, and increase emotional well-being were offered to

  • Support Two

    3,308 youth accessed programs to build resiliency, increase community connection and improve their physical and mental wellbeing

  • Support Three

    1,323 sessions were offered to help children better meet educational and developmental milestones

  • Support Four

    649 children and youth participated in programs supporting literacy and numeracy for a more successful educational transition