What is Youth 4 United Way?
Youth 4 United Way is designed to increase student awareness of community needs and to assist with linking our youth to ways they can support those in need. This program has three goals:
- Expand student education and experiences
- Encourage young people to give their time, treasure, and talents
- Develop leadership skills in our youth
As a service learning program, Youth 4 United Way has a curricular component that provides students with meaningful content as the foundation for development of the essential skills required to create an effective service plan. Leadership and Philanthropy is a unique partnership between United Way of Hunterdon County and Hunterdon Central Regional High School.
Upon completion of the class, students are expected to achieve the following outcomes:
- Increased awareness of existing community needs
- Increased self-awareness of personality, learning, and leadership styles and ability to impact the effectiveness of a group or team
- Broader involvement in community service to address local as well as national global needs
- Increased understanding of and practice applying the essential skills involved in effective, meaningful philanthropic work
- Increased understand of essential skills of effective leadership
- Increased understanding of problem solving and decision making
- Development of a life-long commitment to service and philanthropy as part of civic responsibility.
We believe every United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee has an obligation to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and be actively anti-racist in their thoughts, work, and actions. We ask that all volunteers ready and respect our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement of Principle.