Why it matters.
Our children are our future. What we do for them now – the quality early care and learning opportunities they receive – will impact not only their health and well being today, but will guide the direction they take and the choices they make in the future.
Together, we have the opportunity to make a difference for our children, our youth and our community. United Way is committed to helping youth succeed – to do the hard work that is needed to ensure that children and youth achieve their greatest potential and are equipped with the skills they need for success in adulthood. By encouraging our youth, giving them hope, and providing them with opportunities to learn, we can inspire them to grow up healthy, responsible, and successful. Ensuring that today’s youth avoid drugs, alcohol, and crime – and receive the quality education they deserve – is their key to a future filled with promise.
Funded Service Providers in this Area
Click an agency name below to learn more about it.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Ohio
Phone: (888) 393-2767
One to One Mentoring matches adult volunteers with children from single parent homes to build strong relationships.
Boy Scouts of America / Black Swamp Area Council
Program for school-aged youth to instill traditional values, enhance leadership skills, and develop awareness and citizenship.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Provides a new book each month for the first five years of a child's life, delivered their home. Fosters learning, appreciation of books, and encourages parents to read to their children.
Families and Schools Together (FAST)
Evidence-based program which provides parent education, enhances family functioning and improves communication between parent and child. FAST empowers parents to be the preventive agent in their child's life and meet the physical, mental and emotional needs of their child. UW dollars provide this program in the North Central Middle School.
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Youth program fosters self-esteem, leadership, values and ethics so girls can achieve their full potential.
United Way “Let Me Play” Fund
Website: Let Me Play Fund
Participation scholarships to all area recreation programs with the goal of allowing all youth the opportunity to take part.
Encouraging young people to stand up against social pressures and stand out as people of character!