Registration for our Youth United Way of Lake County 2020 Program is Now Open.
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.
Our YUW program is for students in grades 7-12 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. 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 sollving 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.
TO SIGN UP:
Application: Click here to download a copy of the application form. This, along with a Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or staff member at your school should be submited to Jodi Matsko:
Via Email (Scan documents & Email) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail or Drop Off to: Jodi Matsko, United Way of Lake County, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor, OH 44060
Questions: Contact Jodi Matsko at 440-639-1236 or via email at email@example.com
2020 Program Schedule: Click here for the complete 2020 seven (7) session program schedule Partial information can also be found below.
Brochure: Click here for a copy of our brochure.
Take a look at what our 2017 Youth United Way students had to say about their experience:
2020 Youth United Way Program Session Schedule
We will meet at the United Way of Lake County office prior to departuring for each off-site visit. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from our United Way office. We will then provide transportation to the various off-site locations we will be visiting.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.