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Priority Area: Connected Youth

Connected Youth

We support the development of strong and healthy youth by engaging them with their community by:

  1. Investing in the emotional well-being of teens throughout York County via the UNITED teen mental health coalition.
  2. Hosting a 'Connected Youth Day of Caring'.
  3. Identifying opportunities to address and support youth mental health.

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, our work includes:

  • Funded Programs  - Check out our Community Impact Guide for programs that support Connected Youth.
  • Days of Caring - Providing opportunities for middle and high school students to make a difference during a day-long service event. 
  • Character Playbook - Ensuring middle school students have the resources they need to develop strong values. (Limited scholarships available for local middle schools)

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How You Can Help

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Connected Youth: Community Investments 2021 

Organization's Mission Statement:
To serve Maine’s population with disabilities by fostering horse and human interaction through therapy that will improve our patients’ physical, mental and emotional lives.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
2020 Girl's Leadership Project
United Way of York County Investment:
$3,850
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Strategies for a Stronger Sanford is building a strong future for the city by engaging the community in effective strategies to support their children, youth and families.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
SJHS Challenge Day
United Way of York County Investment:
$4,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide a transformative camp experience that nurtures self-confidence and a sense of belonging in Maine children facing economic hardship.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Camp Susan Curtis Health and Service Learning Programming
United Way of York County Investment:
$2,500
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
The Center for Grieving Children was founded in 1987 by Portland, Maine resident Bill Hemmens, following the death of his sister. In trying to find help and support for his niece Erin, Bill recognized that children need peers and caring adults to support them through their grief, because death profoundly affects every aspect of their lives.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
York County Bereavement Services
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
LearningWorks AfterSchool (LWAS) provides free, high-quality afterschool and summer programs for students in grades 2-5 who are below grade level and come from families that cannot afford a paid afterschool enrichment or tutoring program.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Service Works.
United Way of York County Investment:
$7,500
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Spurwink provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Spurwink Behavioral Health Supports for Youth in School and the Community.
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Give children a neutral place where they can freely express their feelings about the separation and divorce of their parents and better understand the changes in their families; Equip parents with the skills they need to work together to raise healthy and well-adjusted children through the transition of separation and divorce, and beyond; Provide resources, continuing education, and collaboration opportunities for professionals who work with separating families.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Helping Children Thrive: Building Resiliency in Divorse & Seperation.
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Our goal is to connect kids to supportive mentors, to meaningful experiences, and to inspirational adventures that change their lives forever.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
Connecting Biddeford area youth.
United Way of York County Investment:
$22,000
 
 
Organization's Mission Statement:
Our mission is to smash the stigma surrounding mental illness and to build a community of people who realize that hope happens when youth and community leaders work together.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
York County Community Call to Action.
United Way of York County Investment:
$15,000
Organization's Mission Statement:
To develop girls to be leaders in their own lives and in the world they live in.
Untited Way Funded Programs:
A Place For Girls.
United Way of York County Investment:
$6,250