“Middle school is such an important crossroads in a child’s life, and anything we can do to help them choose the right path is just awesome.”
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Nearly 3,000 local students have been matched with a mentor since 2009.
More than 70% of mentees in United Way’s Be a Middle School Mentor program have never had a day of suspension from school.
“Every kid could use another point of view.”
“If you want to make a difference in this world, start with a child.”
“There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve made a difference in the life of a child.”
“More than 70% of students in United Way’s Be a Middle School Mentor maintained or increased their reading grade; more than 60% maintained or increased their math grade during the school year.”
“Being involved in Bridges Society allows me to interact with a similar demographic of young professionals and opens up so many opportunities to get involved.”
“I just love the chance to get to know more people, and I think volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community and meet other people who also share a value system that you do.”
United Way’s Adopt-a-School program allows corporate partners to “adopt” a local school to develop a customized program that meets the needs of the students and aligns with the partners’ skills and interests. From classroom projects, to mentoring, to organizing field trips, your company can have an intricate role in the lives of local students.
Each year local workplaces hold United Way fundraising campaigns that allow corporate leaders and their employees to get involved and […]