June 2015 - United Way of Greater St. Louis

Head Start Classrooms Learn the Importance of Saving

United Way believes in educating the whole family about financial stability. That is why, for the last two years, the A.S.S.E.T. Project, a United Way matched savings program for Head Start families, has partnered with COUNTRY Financial to provide a Money Smart Kids Read event to Head Start children at United Way member agencies, including Grace Hill Settlement House and YWCA of Metro St. Louis. Continue Reading

5 Pieces of Advice from 5 Smart Fathers

Father’s Day is Sunday, and we want to thank fathers, grandfathers and father-figures everywhere for their wise words. Whether it’s “ask your mother,” “work hard” or “live everyday to the fullest” – it’s words like these that have helped shape us into the people we are today. And for that, we want to say: thanks, Dad.

We asked United Way staff members to share the advice their fathers shared with them. Here’s what they had to say:Continue Reading

5 Signs of Summer in St. Louis

Maybe we’re a little partial, but we think St. Louis is the best place to call home, especially during the summertime. Kids are out of school, pools are open and the temperatures are steady. Although the calendar may say otherwise, as far as we’re concerned, it’s summer in St. Louis. Here are five signs our beloved summer months are here and here to stay:Continue Reading

GenNext: My Favorite Thing

Sing to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music

Binging on Netflix and Rooster for Brunch
Hanging with roommates and Bread Co for lunch
Half-marathon tennies with tightly-tied strings
These are a few of my favorite things…Continue Reading