Who We Are
Formed in February 2016, the Youth Success Coalition was created with the goal that children have access to a safe environment which enhances: personal growth, character development and academic achievement.
The United Way of Inner Wisconsin is collaborating with a variety of youth-based organizations including local schools, both public and private sectors, non-profits, businesses and service groups.
The coalition’s main focus, at this time, is integrating a community wide job shadowing and mentoring program specifically for high-school aged kids. Other initiatives on the table to work on are: community awareness, parental education and centralized location for information and services.
As the needs of the community change, so do the initiatives for the coalition. We always welcome those from the community to join us at the table.
Did You Know...
- Eight sophomore students were given an opportunity to meet with a community member professional to further explore and learn about a career they were interested in through the coalition’s pilot program, “Career Connect” created and implemented by the coalition.
- 15 professionals in the community volunteered to provide tours and answer questions with students during the “Career Connect” pilot program in the spring of 2017.
- Youth Success will have youth from various organizations joining coalition meetings in fall 2017 to further the work of the coalition.
- Organizations at the table are collaborating and creating opportunities for more youth to participate in after school and summer programming.