Mermaids, ships and rocket cars – there’s no limit to what kids can create when they’re given the opportunity! Check out The Great Animation, a stop-motion art project by 200 kids from the Youth Agencies Alliance, a group of 18 youth-serving organizations that is supported by United Way. The Great Animation is this year’s offering
“It’s great to all be on the same team,” says Izzy Goluch of the Youth Agencies Alliance (YAA). That desire to pull together is the spirit of the YAA, formerly the Coalition of Youth-Based Serving Agencies.
In yesterday’s Winnipeg Free Press, you can find an interesting article by Nick Martin about Community Schools Investigators, a program “designed to help kids in inner-city schools strengthen their math, reading and other education skills over the summer, while having fun.”
Norm McLean—or should we say Dr. Norm McLean—graduated today from the Faculty of Medicine at U of M. We couldn’t be more proud! Mentored at United Way agency partner’s West Broadway Youth Outreach Homework Club program, Norm was the child of a single parent, growing up in a neighbourhood troubled by gangs, violence and drugs. He
More than anyone, Winnipeggers understand the difference warm winter outerwear can make in a child’s life, particularly during the holidays when there are so many memories to be made: building a snowman, going on a sleigh ride, or simply walking in a winter wonderland. That knowledge, together with a renowned spirit of caring and
Living Me to We: The Guide for Socially Conscious Canadians is the next chapter in Marc and Craig Kielburger’s movement to change the world one small act at a time. Check out a preview of the book then connect with United Way of Winnipeg to find out how you can put words into action right here at home.
Michael Champagne, a 24-year-old Winnipegger, longtime North End activist, United Way volunteer, Future Leaders of Manitoba Award winner, Manitoba Youth Achievement Awards winner, Aboriginal Youth Opportunities founder, and Uniter 30 recently gave a talk at TEDxManitoba about what he’s doing to turn oppression into opportunity.
When Will Arnett was in the market for Jets tickets, his first call wasn’t to the box office; it was to United Way of Winnipeg.
A U.S. television star is helping dreams of watching the Winnipeg Jets take flight for disadvantaged children.
For the United Way of Winnipeg, it’s a development that is anything but arrested.