Investments that build the resilience of children and youth are investments in the future. United Way Hastings & Prince Edward focuses on children and youth because research tells us that this is one of the most powerful ways to address the root causes of social problems.
We have identified three focus areas for children and youth, each with a long term outcome.
To ensure children and youth are valued and supported members of the community with the opportunities and resources to help them reach their full potential.
Connectedness & Community Involvement for youth and parents
Young people feel respected and trusted within the communities they live creating a strong sense of place and belonging where youth thrive and contribute, empowered to meet the high expectations they have of themselves and their community has for them.
Emotional & Physical Well-being
Young people have meaningful, healthy relationships with at least one adult and benefit from accessible and affordable opportunities to form healthy peer relationships and lifestyles.
Engagement in Learning
Children and youth are supported in their optimal development and prepared initially for school, for the challenges they face and for transitions to post-secondary education and meaningful employment.