The United Way Student Impact Committee is a program designed to give high school students the opportunity to take on a leadership role in their community. This allows them to gain experience in areas of teamwork, time management, fund management, communication skills, engagement and volunteering, and public speaking.
The students will be evaluating each application based on its alignment with United Way’s Focus and Investment areas, its impact on the community, and its fit with the identified interests of the UW Student Impact Committee.
Students will take an active role in promoting the project throughout the school and broader community. Students are also looking to volunteer with the community group/organization whose project is funded, therefore it’s important to include details of meaningful volunteer opportunities for students in your application.
Groups and organizations in Oromocto and surrounding communities are invited to submit an application. Funding for the approved project will allocated tentatively in May of 2017.
Please complete the following application by Wednesday April 26thth, 2017 (***please note deadline extension***) and return to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Oromocto UW Student Impact Committee Grant
If you have any questions, you may contact Roxana Atkinson at email@example.com
All the best with your application!
United Way/Centraide (Central N.B.) Inc. is excited to look to our young people for solutions to the issues our communities face today and into the future. Youth are a valuable resource of inspiration, talent, knowledge, energy and above all, they truly do hold the future in their hands.
United Way is offering students across Central N.B. the opportunity to make a difference in their community. In the last three year’s over fifty (50) students have joined their local United Way Student Impact Committee (UWSIC) to take on an active leadership role in their communities. Students promote the funds they have available and invite community organizations and residents alike to submit grant applications. UWSIC members then evaluate the funding applications that are submitted, interview applicants directly about their project idea and decide as a committee where the best community investments can be made.
This is a youth-led initiative that allows students to show leadership in making lasting and measurable change in their community. UWSIC’s have been established in Cambridge-Narrows, Boiestown/Doaktown, Chipman, Harvey, McAdam and Stanley and Oromocto. We are pleased to be connecting students to their community, inviting their local municipalities to support them in their work and look forward to announcing the impact they will be making as the program progresses. Stay tuned!
For all media inquiries or for further information, please contact Executive Director, Jeff Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 459-7773 Ext 202