Students United

Students United represents the next generation of community leaders. The program provides opportunities for local students to utilize resources to impact our community by supporting United Way. Members participate in United Way’s grant allocation process to learn more about the needs in the community.

The program is targeted toward 9th –11th-grade students interested in developing leadership skills and creating opportunities for community engagement.


  • Give students a better understanding of health, financial stability, and education needs in our community.
  • Educate students on the process through which nonprofits apply for and receive investment dollars from the United Way.
  • Students will learn how to evaluate the impact of programs that target community issues.
  • Students will gain an understanding of how nonprofit agencies work and the challenges they face when working with limited resources.
  • Students will be given opportunities to volunteer at local organizations.
  • Students will develop leadership skills in a safe environment. 

Time Commitment 

  • 10 monthly meetings/volunteer experiences providing up to 25 - 30 volunteer hours
  • Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with few exceptions:
    • Oct. 12, 2022, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Nov. 9, 2022, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Dec. 10, 2022, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Saturday)
    • Jan. 11, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Feb. 8, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Mar. 8, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Apr. 12, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    • May 3, 2023, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (early release)
    • May 10, 2023, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. TENTATIVE



  • Students are invited to participate in all meetings and encouraged to attend as many as possible. 
  • The program will run from October 12th- May 10th. Each month we will explore a different facet of nonprofits in Martin County while engaging in volunteer opportunities. 
  • Members should be engaged and participate in discussions. 
  • Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from meetings.
  • Students must keep track of their volunteer hours and submit them for approval upon program completion. 
  • Students should advocate for United Way of Martin County within their school and community. 

Students United is sponsored by Donna E. DeMarchi, Attorney, and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health.


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