It’s critical that kids have healthy coping skills, strong family or social connections, and proper opportunities to learn. Otherwise, it makes it hard for them to handle challenges in school, manage their health, pursue their dreams, and meet their full potential.
A place to all home
As they grow older, they are supported through investments that help youth develop a sense of identity, create career and post-secondary school goals, adopt a value system, and develop deeper relationships. These investments in childhood yield lifetime societal benefits.
Programs and supports
United Way invests in programs that support kids and youth to develop the skills they need to thrive and make emotionally healthy social connections. Our childhood investments help young children learn positive social skills, increase interactions with their peers and mentors, access interactive learning environments including traditional knowledge transfer, and feel a part of their community.