Young People Develop Leadership Skills While Helping Community
United Way of Greater Nashua and Nashua Community College have formed a partnership that aims to help at-risk teens tap into their passions so they can create positive change in the community. Working with local non-profit organizations that serve young people, Youth United:
- Teaches leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurship skills
- Helps participants understand their roles in creating lasting change in their community (neighborhood, school, town, etc.)
- Generates community benefits that can be measured in an outcomes-based program
Each Youth United team develops an action plan and presents its idea before a panel of United Way volunteers. A team can receive up to $1,000 in seed funding to launch a plan that draws on members’ interests, generates measurable community benefits, and creates lasting change.
If you’d like to help aspiring local teens become community leaders through Youth United, please contact us.