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Patrick McIntyre

By Patrick McIntyre


Today is National Youth Enrollment Day!

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United Ways across the country are helping their neighbors understand their health care options. We know that families are more financially secure and kids do better in school if everyone has access to quality, affordable health insurance. We also know that young adults have the highest rate of uninsured in the country. So with a deadline of February 15 quickly approaching, why wait? United Way can help you get enrolled today.

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01/29/15

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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


Help Keep Super Bowl Safe: Use 211 Hotline to Report Human Trafficking

Human trafficking in the United States has exploded to a 9.8 billion dollar industry. This year, United Way is hitting the streets during football’s largest event to tackle the issue head-on and provide resources to combat this crime.

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01/25/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


National Reading Day:  A Great Day to Read and Volunteer

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Today is National Reading Day in the U.S. Before you curl up with your favorite magazine or a new book, remember how you learned to read and consider paying it forward to a young reader. National Reading Day aims to help Pre-K through third grade students develop the literacy skills they need to become lifelong learners. United Way and other nonprofit groups, schools, libraries, parents and volunteers participate in a variety of activities with younger readers on National Reading Day.

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01/23/15

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Watching the State of the Union Address? Tell the President to #TalkYouthJobs!

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On Tuesday, January 20 at 9pm ET, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address. While the state of the nation’s economy is in a steady recovery, the youth unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high and the number of young people considered to be “disconnected” from the workforce or school system has hardly fallen.

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01/14/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


5 Reasons to Celebrate Volunteer Mentors

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January is National Mentoring Month in the U.S., a good time to celebrate all that volunteer mentors can do to help youth succeed. By making time to develop an ongoing relationship with at-risk youth, mentors can help children:

  1. Avoid using drugs or alcohol;
  2. Get better grades in school;
  3. Develop self-confidence;
  4. Trust their teachers; and
  5. Set goals and raise expectations.
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01/14/15

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