Youth United Way

Youth United Way Program

Applications Now being Accepted for our FREE 2023 Youth United Way Program! 
Application Deadline: February 10, 2023 

Our 2023 Youth United Way of Lake County (YUW) kicks off Sunday, February 9! It is a fantastic youth directed initiative designed to teach students how to mobilize community resources to make a positive impact through the spirit of service. This youth program is 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. The program takes place over 5 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.

Interested students should apply now! The application deadline is February 10, 2023.

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.

2023 Youth United Way Program Session Schedule/Agenda

Students meet at the United Way of Lake County office prior to departing for each off-site visit. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from our United Way office. We provide transportation to the various off-site locations we'll be visiting as part of the program. The address of each off-site location is listed in the below session schedule, or will be provided at a later date.

Attire: Students are asked to 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.

Click here for a copy of the agenda/session schedule.

Click here for a copy of the site visit location addresses.

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Questions:  Contact Jean Sency at 440-639-1286 or via email at

Brochure:  Click here for a copy of our brochure.

Take a look at what previous Youth United Way students had to say about their experience: