Children and Youth - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Children and Youth

United Way is giving children and youth the support they need to get a great start in life, do well in school, and reach their full potential.

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Helping Kids from the Start

United Way ensures children and youth get the right start, from early learning experiences to finishing high school, setting them on a path to a bright future.

Through collaborations with schools in the Alberta Capital Region and associations with multiple service agencies and community hubs, we address diverse needs, ensuring every young individual gets the assistance they require. You can contribute to giving young people the opportunity to face challenges head-on and embrace the value of education.

United Way allies with 28 local organizations and programs, aiming to guide children through their educational journey, empowering them to unlock their utmost potential. Together, we pave the way for their success.

In 2022, 5,430 families received early learning and parenting supports, 29,674 students participated in healthy development programs, and 4,777 children participated in nurturing after-school programs.

United Way Initiatives

Our programs provide children and youth with increased confidence, self-esteem, and improved problem-solving and coping skills as well as increased concentration and mental preparedness for school and improved academic outcomes.

EPCOR volunteers build Tools for School backpacks during a Day of Caring at United Way of Alberta Capital Region's InKind Exchange in Edmonton, Alberta

Give Your Time

United Way supporters show the true power of community, rallying together to help vulnerable neighbours.