$25,000 in United Way funding available to local agencies via Student United Way project
- Life Skills (such as Financial Education, Decision-Making, “Adult 101,” things kids need to know upon graduation)
- Mental Health (such as group peer support for youth and one-on-one counseling opportunities)
- After-School / Summer / Weekend activities
Four upperclassmen from every Logan County high school are midway through a year-long leadership development program that serves as a mini-version of the United Way volunteer experience. Students meet once a month throughout the school year to learn about community needs and how United Way works to address them. It allows them to visit area workplaces and service agencies, and gives them the experience of serving on a volunteer board that makes difficult funding decisions.
- Applications are due by Tuesday January 15.
- Students will begin reviewing grants at their meeting on January 17.
- Finalists will be invited to present their case for giving to the students at their February 21 meeting (currently scheduled for 11:30 at Green Hills Community in West Liberty).
- Students will make their final funding recommendations at their March 21 meeting.
- Final funding decisions will be approved by the United Way Board of Trustees at their March 26 meeting, after which agencies receiving funding will be notified.