2022 Youth United Way Program for students in grades 9 -12 who are interested in developing leadership skills while learning about community needs and volunteer opportunities. Students engage in site visits to local non-profit agencies where they learn about the services they provide and the clients they serve.
Donor Name: United Way of Lake County
County: Lake County (OH)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/28/2022
Youth United Way of Lake County (YUW) is a youth directed initiative designed to teach students how to mobilize community resources to make a positive impact through the spirit of service.
The program takes place over 6 sessions culminating with the opportunity for students to take what they’ve learned, collaborate with one another, and decide which non-profit programs in Lake County will receive real money funding.
The program objective includes teaching students how to:
- Develop and nurture leadership skills through teamwork, problem solving and compromise.
- Connect with community leaders across Lake County
- Develop a sense of philanthropic ownership in the community
- Improve the community through youth-led service projects
- Create an understanding about programs and services offered in Lake County
- Learn about and implement the process of allocating funds
- Nurture the importance of keeping youth and community connected
- Gain professional experiences through networking and effective decision making.
How Does It Work?
- High school students commit to about six planning sessions, usually on Sundays, from January to April.
- Students engage in site visits to local non-profit agencies.
- Students collaborate and allocate real money to real programs in Lake County.
Who Is Eligible?
- High school students who are interested in serving as volunteers and developing leadership skills while learning about community needs.
- All you need is a Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or staff member at your school!
For more information, visit Youth United Way Program.