A collaboration of high school students, dedicated to motivate, mobilize and serve the community to make dreams a reality.
Youth Board History:
The United Way 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 and meets monthly to discuss the social and human service needs of their communities. The initial objective of the Youth Board was to assess the issues that affect our young community, prioritize the projects they should undertake and formulate a plan to accomplish their goals and make the greatest impact. 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, 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.