The purpose of the United Way Youth Initiative is to reach out to the
youth population of Summit County including school-aged students up through
high school level to:
youth to become leaders in our community
awareness of the community need
among the younger population
philanthropy and volunteerism at a young age
involvement and understanding of United Way among youth
The 2012 Youth
Initiative Allocation Team
Here's what they had
to say about their experience:
"I learned how
to spend money with a budget."
being able to communicate with students in different grade
"I found that
leadership and communication are very important in the meeting."
"I learned more
about the agencies and United Way."
"I liked best
deciding how much money each agency would get."
Here's How You Can Get Involved:
Volunteer: Help make YOUR
community a better place by volunteering time at an area non-profit
a fundraiser at your school, club, organization, or with friends to
help benefit United Way of Summit County, local community agencies,
and YOUR community!
donation to United Way of Summit County! Contributions from
youth will be distributed through the Youth Initiative Allocations Team. Donate through your
More about the
United Way of Summit County
Youth Initiative Programs
For more information on the Youth Initiative contact Jill Patterson at
330.643.5505 or email
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