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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

Join the #KidsWin Rally and Help Reengage Disconnected Youth

As the school year begins, we are reminded of the millions of young people who will not head back to the classroom this fall. There are an estimated 6.7 million youth between ages 16 to 24 that are disconnected from both school and work - of which 3.4 million are defined as being “chronic” having no attachment to school or the labor market since the age of 16. More


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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Become an American Graduate Champion, Volunteer

American Graduate Day Partners

Kids need more than homework help to get through school successfully. Students only spend 20% of their waking hours in the classroom, so helping them succeed must come from outside. PBS and United Way are teamed up for American Graduate Day to bring a volunteer community into the other %80. More


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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

Everyone Needs a 12th Man

Seattle's 12th Man

In Seattle's Century Link Stadium, the number 12 is retired. The number 12 is sewn into the collar of every player's jersey. It's built into the team's core mission. And at every Seahawks game, a flag rises in honor of number 12. More


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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier

2012 Student United Way Leadership Retreat Wrap-Up

Students Tweeted about the conference all weekend. This comes from Student United Way of University of California - Riverside. Follow them on Twitter (@suwucr)

From September 14 - 16, the Mary M. Gates Learning Center was filled with student leaders, United Way professionals and university staff interested in strengthening Student United Way in their local communities and around the globe. Read more about this high energy weekend filled with professional networking, socializing, big ideas and real world training. More


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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

The Case for Building Mentor Capital

Become a Volunteer Reader, Tutor or Mentor

Take a look at this article by Brian Gallagher as featured in The Huffington Post. "Schools across the country have geared up and welcomed students for another engaging year in the classroom. The start of a new school year is always an exciting time filled with a sense of opportunity. As the leaves turn, students, teachers and parents get a fresh start. But they aren't the only ones who should see "back to school" as a time of new possibilities. The season is the perfect time of year to become a reader, tutor or mentor." More


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