About 120 Winnipeg high school students volunteered at 11 area non-profit agencies for the annual United Way Youth Day of Caring.
The United Way Youth United Council awarded more than $17,000 in grants for youth-led projects in 2015-16 that contributed to positive social change in Winnipeg and neighbouring communities.
More than 100 Winnipeg high school students gathered at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre at Win Gardner Place and boarded busses for the annual United Way Youth Day of Caring.
Calling open-minded, community-committed young Winnipeggers for an amazing volunteer opportunity! If you’re looking for a great way to help shape the future of Winnipeg, we’d love if you’d share your energy as a Youth United volunteer! It’s a chance to use your knowledge and talents, and grow your leadership and problem solving skills. As a Youth United Volunteer, you will:
Youth United funds youth-led volunteer projects in Winnipeg, and there are some great ones coming up! If you have an idea for a volunteer project, check out the criteria & application deadlines. Collège Béliveau: Béliveau Health and Wellness Student leaders from Collège Béliveau will organize, plan and execute activities and learning session for a school-wide
Youth United invited over 100 students from across the city to get to know other passionate young activists at this year’s Student Leadership Conference. Among the inspirations of the day was a list of ’50 Challenges’ (PDF)—fifty ideas celebrating everyday positivity, environmental responsibility, and public empathy. Run a food drive. Put down your phone. Smile. Plant a
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 earlier in life you realize you—your ideas, your passion—can make a big difference to your community, the more you’ll be able to accomplish. Our Youth Connections Grant Program (PDF) helps young activists realize their vision. Youth United, our volunteer youth council who oversee the grants, like to get the project leaders together once a
Building young people’s leadership skills can help them better express themselves and gain self confidence. Nine of our Youth United volunteers and eight students from Fort Richmond Collegiate, Miles Macdonell and U of M developed their leadership skills at the ‘Expanding Questions Workshop,’ led by facilitator Shana Robinson. Skills the group practised included asking open-ended