United Way is giving children and youth the support they need to get a great start in life, do well in school, and reach their full potential.
Early development – from childhood to young adulthood – is a strong predictor of future success. Unfortunately, too many kids face barriers to achieving their dreams.
children are not school-ready when they enter grade 1
of adolescents have been physically bullied
of youth report having issues with mental health or substance abuse
We help kids move toward the brightest possible future by investing in three key areas.
United Way is helping kids succeed in school and develop key life skills – from after-school homework and tutoring programs, to resources that help parents prepare their children for kindergarten.
United Way is helping kids develop positive relationships with their peers and families, and be leaders in their community – from team-building recreation programs, to mentoring and leadership development opportunities.
United Way is investing in a positive lifestyle for kids, helping them believe in themselves and make healthy choices – from counselling programs that build self-esteem, to summer camps promoting physical activity.
Thanks to your generous support, we’re investing every year in helping kids realize their full potential.
Two-year old Tivadar struggled with severe language delays, affecting his learning and straining his father’s limited resources. Thanks to United Way, Tivadar now gets the support he needs from a local speech pathologist and is ready to start school.
Invest in the future of your community by supporting local children and youth.