Youth Board

A collaboration of high school students, dedicated to motivating, mobilizing and serving the community to make dreams a reality.

Youth Board History:

United Way of West Central Connecticut's Youth Board was established in the fall of 1998, spearheaded by United Way Board Member Dr. Max Riley. The group consists of students and faculty advisors from each of our six area schools (Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, and Plymouth) which meet monthly to discuss the social and human service needs of the communities. The initial objective of the Youth Board was to assess the issues that impact youth and prioritize projects, specific to their needs, to formulate a plan to accomplish their goals and make the greatest impact. 


Previous projects completed to date include participation in the Children’s Holiday Parade, raising money through the Charity Cycling Challenge, ringing of the Salvation Army bell, "Senior Citizens" Prom, personal care collections for St. Vincent DePaul, participation in United Way’s Day of Caring, and youth forums on peer pressure, teen suicide prevention and leadership.


To learn more, download the Youth Board Brochure. CLICK HERE.


2023-2024 Youth Board
First Youth Board Meeting of 2023-2024 school year.


2023 Senior Citizen Prom Youth Board Students
2022-2023 Youth Board Students at the 2023 Senior Citizens Prom