Youth Development Archives - United Way of Greater St. Louis

High School Students Give Back on Global Youth Service Day!

“I’M STARTING WITH THE MAN IN THE MIRROR!” sang a chorus of high-schoolers, crescendoing into the refrain of one of Michael Jackson’s most beloved singles. An hour ago, the United Way of Greater St. Louis had been filled with the silence of a typical Saturday, but now, the singing, laughter, and playful banter that tend to accompany teenage service projects brought the building to life.Continue Reading

United Way’s Biggest Moments of 2016

What a year! Together we’ve helped more families keep a roof over their heads, more kids arrive to school prepared, and more people find the help they need. Together we’ve changed the lives of more than one million people in our region. Here’s a recap of some of United Way’s biggest moments of 2016:Continue Reading

Announcing Summer Hubs in North County

More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth is due to unequal access to summer opportunities.

Our region is working to stop the slide for North County children. The North County Collaborative, a partnership with the Regional Business Council, the YMCA, Children’s Hospital and Boys and Girls Club of St. Louis and several other organizations, focuses on keeping some of our most vulnerable youth on the right track.Continue Reading

What to do if Your Child is Being Bullied

Bullying can occur anywhere, anytime. It can happen on the playground or the bus. It can happen in a child’s neighborhood or on the internet. It can range from making threats and spreading rumors, to attacking someone physically or verbally.

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is being bullying, there are several ways you can help.Continue Reading

The Fight to Stop Human Trafficking

Last year, United Way 2-1-1, a free and confidential 24/7 helpline, was given a $10,000 grant from a larger national grant from Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to helping children and young people in the U.S. Money raised during the Red Nose Day is distributed through grants to charities that support projects to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated. Continue Reading

5 Items Donation Centers Need Most This Season

This time of year, we invite you to spread the gift of giving past your circle of friends and family. Think community-wide. It’s true, donation centers are grateful for most any contribution a person gives. But did you know there are several items that most of us use on a daily basis but don’t think to donate? Here are five:Continue Reading