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Student Impact Committees

Student Impact Committees

United Way of Central New Brunswick is offering student across Central NB the opportunity to make a difference in their communities. The UW Student Impact Committee takes on a leadership role by promoting funds that are available for community investment and inviting community groups and organizations to submit grant applications. UW Student Impact Committee members 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. Students then volunteer with the funded community group and organization, while capturing and promoting successes and involvement along the way.

Purpose & Goals

At United Way, we invest for the greatest impact. The United Way Student Impact Committee is a program designed to give high school students the opportunity to invest in local programs that make a difference. Students work collaboratively throughout the year exploring creative ways to engage local agencies and their school community. Students learn new skills and gain experience in areas of teamwork, time management, fund management, communication and critical thinking skills, engagement and volunteering, and public speaking.

Students who take part of Student Impact Committees also benefit from the mentorship of their local United Way Director of Community Impact, their United Way School Liaison, and through local non-profit agency partners and volunteering opportunities.

The students on this committee will:

  1. Meet regularly to identify & discuss the needs in their community
  2. Coordinate a mini grant process with funds from the United Way of Central NB
  3. Invite Community organizations to submit grant applications
  4. Evaluate grant applications and assess where the best investments can be made
  5. Be involved with the implementation of the project & volunteer
  6. Promote student engagement
  7. Capture, communicate & celebrate successes

UWSIC’s have been established in Cambridge-Narrows, Boiestown/Doaktown, Chipman, Harvey, McAdam and Stanley and Oromocto.

For further information, please contact Roxana Atkinson, Director of Community Impact at roxana@unitedwaycentral.com

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