Celebrating Youth Initiatives

Youth United & United Way Oxford are excited to announce that three local projects led by youth have been approved for funding.  A total of $2400.00 is being invested in some amazing projects (including their partnering organization) that will be led by youth throughout the next few months!  “Youth United reviewed each project application and interviews were completed to ensure the work aligned with United Way Oxford’s focus areas of poverty, healthy communities and kids” said Crystal Usher, Interim Chair for Youth United.  “Sharing this grant opportunity with our peers has been rewarding – we can’t wait to do it again this fall.”

This year, Youth United is proud to announce they are supporting the following projects:

  • Camp Connect, Elizabeth Marshall & Westminster United Church, Thamesford, ON

          Subsidized registration fees for families in need of support for camp

  • Growing Potential, Connor Stanley & École Ste-Margeurite-Bourgeoys and École Notre-Dame, Woodstock, ON

          A school & community garden to produce more healthy options in their classrooms and cafeteria

  • Hockey Camp, Meghan Bloomfield, Amelia Davis & Beth Ewing, Woodstock Wildcats Girls Hockey Association, Woodstock, ON

          Hockey for girls, by girls. A welcoming & inclusive environment to explore hockey skills and have fun at no cost.

Youth United members include: Becca Friesen, WCI Grad (Chair); Crystal Usher, CASS & University of Ottawa Grad (interim Chair); Abbey Davis, WCI Student; Emma Davis, WCI Student; Riley Hamilton, CASS Student; Sarah Karelsen, HPSS Student; Teighan Morris, HPSS Student; Taylor Ross, St. Mary’s High School student.  Membership invites representatives from other high schools to become involved in this leadership opportunity.

For further information contact jennifer@unitedwayoxford.ca


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