Youth United Way

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Youth United Way of Lake County is a youth directed initiative to help local students mobilize resources and make a positive impact on our community through the spirit of service.

Juniors and seniors from local school districts seeking to make a difference in their community evaluate local programs and allocate funding to those they identify as making the most impact. 

This program keeps our youth connected to the community and teaches leadership skills and the importance of giving back. Click here for a copy of our brochure.

Our 2017 Youth United Way Program has already been completed this year. Registration for our 2018 program will begin in November 2017 so please check back here at this time.

Our 2017 Class Included Junior and Senior Students from the Following 9 High Schools:
 

  • Andrews Osborne Academy
  • Harvey High School
  • Kirtland High School
  • Lake Catholic High School
  • Mentor High School
  • Notre Dame - Cathedral Latin School (NDCL)
  • Perry High School
  • Saint Ignatius High School
  • Willoughby South High School
     

2017 Youth United Way Program Session Schedule


Students will be responsible for their own transportation to the various sites we will be visiting. We will meet at United Way of Lake County offices prior to departure of each off-site visit. The address of each off-site location is listed below the session schedule, or will be provided at a later date.

Attire: Please wear comfortable clothing for all sessions except the last session. The last session is the allocation session which will be set up as a board meeting. For this, please wear business attire.

Session 1

Date & Time:  Sunday 1/22/17 from 1 pm - 3 pm
Location: United Way of Lake County, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor

Topics:  Icebreaker; Program Overview & Expectations; Presentation

Session 2

Date & Time:  Sunday 2/5/17 from 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:  United Way of Lake County, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor
Topics:  3 Off-Site Visits 

  • Forbes House 1:30 pm - 2 pm
  • Lake County Free Clinic 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Project Hope 3 pm - 3:30 pm

​Leader:  Brandi Haught

Session 3

Date & Time:  Sunday 2/19/17 from 1 pm - 3 pm
Location:  United Way of Lake County, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor
Topics: Panel Presentation from Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters NEO, End 68 Hours of Hunger and YMCA (Note: Agencies that will not be visiting will be invited to join us at our offices for a panel presentation & interactive game of Jeopardy).
Leader: Tom Brew


Session 4

Date & Time:  Sunday 3/15/17 from 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: United Way of Lake County, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor
Topics:  Icebreaker; Two (2) Off-Site Vistis - Lake Geauga Recovery Centers & Crossroads

Session 5

Date & Time:   Sunday 4/2/17 from 1 pm - 3 pm
Location:  United Way of Lake County, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor
Topic:  Icebreaker; 1 Off-Site Visit at Camp Sue Osborn

 

Session 6

Date & Time:  Sunday, 4/9/17 from 1 pm - 3 pm
Location:  United Way of Lake County, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor
Topics:  Icebreaker; Youth United Way Allocation Meeting & Graduation!
You decide! This is where all of your knowledge will be put to use. You will work as a team to problem solve, compromise and decide where to allocate $5,000 to programs within Lake County.

 

 

Off-Site Visit Location Addresses:

Forbes House (TBA)

Lake County Free Clinic
54 South State Street Suite 302
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 352-8686

Project Hope for the Homeless
25 Freedom Road
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 354-6417

Lake Geauga Recovery (TBA)

Crossroads
1083 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, OH
(440) 255-1700

Camp Sue Osborn (TBA)

 

Check out Mentor High students fundraising on our behalf in the rain!