Helping Our Kids Grow

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.

Boy Scouts of America / Black Swamp Area Council

Phone: 800-686-4220

Program for school-aged youth to instill traditional values, enhance leadership skills, and develop awareness and citizenship.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Phone: 419-636-8603

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)

Phone: 419-636-9348

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

Phone: 800-860-4516

Youth program fosters self-esteem, leadership, values and ethics so girls can achieve their full potential.

United Way “Let Me Play” Fund

Phone: 419-636-8603
Website: Let Me Play Fund

Participation scholarships to all area recreation programs with the goal of allowing all youth the opportunity to take part.

Project Respect

Phone: 419-636-2000

Encouraging young people to stand up against social pressures and stand out as people of character!