Children and youth are the future of our communities.
To become successful, independent adults, children and youth need a good start in life, access to early literacy and development programs, positive school experiences during the middle years and to graduate from high school. They also benefit from recreational activities, mentor relationships with adult role models and opportunities to discover and develop their talents and interests.
United Way partners with the local government, the business community, human service organizations and community members to identify, address and alleviate the barriers children and youth face from “cradle to career.”
United Way supports programs and services like:
- After school initiatives
- Camp, recreation, arts and culture and sports
- Family nutrition
- Child and youth mental health
- Youth leadership development
- Homework, mentoring and school completion
- Supportive adult relationships
- Parent and infant relationships
- School readiness
Priority populations supported by United Way
- Children (ages 0-6)
- Youth (ages 6-12)
- Young adults (ages 13-24)
- Parents and caregivers
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to one of our invaluable supporters in this pillar, The RBC Foundation. Their unwavering contribution plays a crucial role in empowering children in our local community.