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Success with support - 5th on 5th Youth Services 5th on 5th Youth Services has many successes. This story belongs to someone who has been with 5th on 5th for many years.  Thomas began seeking employment through the Career Mentoring program.  Although he was initially successful in finding work, his... more
Getting around during Youth Week a 'Breeze' During the week of May 25-30, youth will find it easier to get around the City of Lethbridge. Lethbridge Transit will be removing all restrictions from youth transit passes during Youth Week. This means that from 6 a.m. on Monday, May 25 until 11:59 p.m.... more
No vandalism with graffiti art program   By Marcus Anstey for United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta   A place where kids can be kids, have fun, chill and relax. Does a place like this even exist? The answer to that is “yes”. Believe it or not, there is a place in Lethbridge exactly... more
A recent report showed that Lethbridge has the highest child poverty rate in the province with nearly 20 per cent of children in Lethbridge living in low-income families. United Way and the Youth Week Coalition aim to shed light on programs that are available for children and youth, and to... more
Since July of 2014, more than 150 individual volunteers have worked more than 800 hours towards United Way’s mission to support human service programs. “We have amazing volunteer support,” says Connolly Tate-Mitchell, United Way’s volunteer coordinator.  “Without it, many of our programs and events... more
After a year’s worth of fundraising, the United Way has the capacity to dole out hundreds of thousands of dollars in support between a number of applying human service organizations in Lethbridge and South Western Alberta. But just who is it that decides which organizations will receive a share of... more
In 2013, the Vibrant Lethbridge Commitee released the first part of a report called Understanding the Impacts of and Finding Community Solutions to Poverty in Lethbridge, Alberta. Vibrant Lethbridge sought out a focus group to find community solutions to poverty in Lethbridge. The group consisted... more
At the Hurricanes game on Friday, March 13, business manager Terry Huisman presented a cheque to United Way executive director Jeff McLarty for a total of $11,629.50, money raised with the support of the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club. United Way volunteers Jannell Or and Sawyer Daley were on... more
The Tip a ‘Cane event at Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual on Feb. 24 raised $503.75 for the United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta, just over the $500 goal. The hard work and enthusiasm of eight of the newest Hurricanes players ensured that diners had a unique and fun experience. Players... more