Young Leaders Society volunteers SPRING to action in the garden
Thank you to our volunteers who came out to Bell Avenue Elementary


When you volunteer with United Way, you are making a direct impact to help kids succeed in school. Volunteers support the Square One Project, United Way’s 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of local kids who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond.

Thank you to United Way’s Young Leaders Society volunteers who helped at Bell Avenue Elementary on February 24. Volunteers worked on the school garden, part of an ongoing series of volunteer projects in collaboration with students, parents and staff of Bell Avenue Elementary. The garden project started during the United Way Week of Caring in Fall 2016. Together, the team got to work on a garden that had been flooded and partially overtaken with weeds after a rainy winter. Now the garden is ready for Spring and the next steps- additional planter beds, an orchard of fruit trees and eventually an outdoor classroom! The garden will allow the opportunity for students to get outside and learn about fresh fruits and vegetables- and so much more.

Learn more about YLS here.

Square One volunteer opportunities and tours are happening now. Join us for a volunteer project or tour at a local school. Every little bit we do to improve these schools helps kids stay motivated to come each and every day. This fosters an environment that helps with success in the classroom and beyond.


Upcoming Square One volunteer projects: 

North Country Elementary: April 7 
Bell Avenue Elementary: April 29

Upcoming Square One tours:

Main Avenue Elementary: Mar. 15 
Robla Elementary: Mar. 30 
Taylor Street Elementary: May 16