Jessica’s love of art began when she was a participant at a program supported by Winnipeggers’ donations to United Way.
The generous donation of a van by Manitoba Public Insurance will make life easier for staff and kids at Teen Stop Jeunesse.
Canad Inns corporate office kicked off their company-wide United Way campaign with some inspiring words from Philipa Caplan from Macdonald Youth Services (MYS), a United Way partner agency. Sponsored executive Katie Dubienski said the Canad Inns employees listening to Philipa were “engaged and captured” by her words. “You can tell it’s a valuable resource for youth,
The question youth hear from adults all the time is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Why don’t we ever ask, “Who do you want to be?” This year’s Youth Agencies Alliance Annual Art Show, called “When I Grow Up,” posed exactly that question. Through an innovative series of art workshops, Winnipeg
There’s a strong culture of youth activism in Winnipeg. Our young people are bright and passionate, and looking for ways to make a real difference in our city. United Way knows how much young people can achieve, and we listen to their input through our Youth United Council. Right now there are volunteer positions available
Grad is in the air, and United Way volunteers have the pleasure of awarding lots of Youth United Student Community Service Awards at this time of year. Participating schools choose one Grade 11 student from among the student body whose actions and volunteer spirit reflect United Way’s philosophy of creating opportunities for a better life
The Youth Leaders in Action Scholarship is designed to recognize the contributions of young community leaders and encourage them to keep up the great work. In 2014, we will be awarding four scholarships of $500 each. Applicants will be young people under 25 who have made a difference in our community.
Lorelei Bunkowsky, a school principal, was assigned the role of a 30 year old single mom during her Living on the Edge experience. She had two sons, a 15 and 17 year old and the oldest was getting into trouble at school and getting involved in gangs. With a high school education, her character had worked as a secretary before the responsibilities of raising two boys forced her to leave her job.
“It was a day like any other, with staff coming and going and kids showing up for program. I was working at my desk when the phone rang. It was the manager of the Safeway across the street.”
“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.