Students United represents the next generation of community leaders. The program provides opportunities for local students to utilize resources to make a positive impact on 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 students in 9th –11th grade who are 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 non-profits 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 non-profit agencies work and challenges they face when working with limited resources.
- Students will be given opportunities to volunteer at local organizations.
Goals for 2021
- 8-10 students to pilot a Students United program
- Provide up to 4 educational Zoom meetings to learn about the functions and priority areas of United Way.
- Have the students participate on a citizens review panel for the 2021 funding cycle.
- Minimum one volunteer project.
Time Commitment for the Year 12 Hours
- 4 Regular Zoom meetings
- 1 Citizen Review Zoom
- 1 Hour of reading a grant application
- 1 Hour for a wrap-up meeting
- 2 Hours of volunteering with United Way
- Students are expected to participate in all meetings and notify UW staff of any absence in advance. Missing more than one may be grounds for dismissal from the program.
- Meetings will be held via Zoom after the school day.
- Cameras must be on during the zoom
- Members should be engaged and participating in the Discussion.
- Multiple volunteer opportunities will be presented throughout the year. Students must serve a minimum of 2 hours.
- Upon successful completion, students will be awarded a minimum of 12 hours.