FIND YOUR VOICE.
The YOUTH UNITED WAY mission
The Youth United Way mission is to expand the leadership qualities of
students while contributing to marion County by volunteering, fundraising,
and making a positive impact within already existing United Way
initiatives and funded programs.
Youth United Way provides a forum for local youth to develop leadership
skills and demonstrate the importance of youth civic involvement as a
key component to change. Activities include electing their own officers,
participating in meetings, coordinating fundraisers and being a part
of the allocation process. YUW students not only serve as a volunteer
group for United Way by helping with the campaign cabinet and both
Day of Caring and Day of Action, but they also serve as a volunteer
group for the local community by partnering with other nonprofits on
their volunteer projects.
“Youth United Way motivates me to look for opportunities
to help improve someone else’s life.”
GIVE. JOIN HANDS. OPEN YOUR HEART.
The give is the easiest and most powerful way to invest in our community.
- shelly mittal (below far right), Vanguard High School
ADVOCATE. FIND YOUR VOICE.
You can make change happen with your voice by getting informed,
educating your friends and showing your passion about local issues.
GIVE AN HOUR. GIVE A SATURDAY.
As a volunteer, you make a direct, hands-on contribution to your community.
“Voicing a change in our community helps others have
a chance to realize their lifelong dreams.”
Jordan Weaver, Forest High School
“Youth United Way allows me to be more involved
in the community, and help others in need.”
Casey Parker, Westport High School
YOUTH UNITED WAY oBJeCTiVes
» Develop and nurture skills of potential community leaders
» increase understanding of their community and community issues
» Create a strong and diverse base of future community leaders for
» instill the value of philanthropy and giving back to the community
» increase awareness of the positive results of engaging youth
as leaders and decision makers
» improve the community through youth-led service projects
» encourage youth to develop a sense of ownership in the community
Applicants must be entering into their junior year of high school. students
applying should be responsible, caring and motivated by experience and
learning. A peer-to-peer interview, recommendation letter and 2.5 min grade
point average is required. in fact, we are interested in students who have
great potential, but have not yet had the opportunity to lead.
For more information about YUW, contact your guidance counselor or the
United Way of marion County at 352-732-9696.
Want to make a difference? Find out how at WWW.UWMC.ORG.
1401 NE 2nd Street
Ocala, FL 34470
United Way Fax: 352-732-9608
of Marion County