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 :
3,878 activities to build leadership skills, make informed lifestyle choices, and increase emotional well-being were offered to
3,308 youth accessed programs to build resiliency, increase community connection and improve their physical and mental wellbeing
1,323 sessions were offered to help children better meet educational and developmental milestones
649 children and youth participated in programs supporting literacy and numeracy for a more successful educational transition