Student Impact Committee Program
United Way/Centraide (Central N.B.) Inc. is excited to look to our young people for solutions to the issues our communities face today and into the future. Youth are a valuable resource of inspiration, talent, knowledge, energy and above all, they truly do hold the future in their hands.
United Way is offering students across Central N.B. the opportunity to make a difference in their community. Twenty-eight (28) students have joined their local United Way Student Impact Committee (UWSIC) to take on a leadership role of promoting the funds they have available and inviting community organizations and residents alike to submit grant applications. UWSIC members then evaluate the funding applications that are submitted, interview applicants directly about their project idea and decide as a committee where the best community investments can be made.
United Way has committed $15,000 to the UWSIC project this year, allocating $2,500 to each of the 6 committees.
This is a youth-led initiative that allows students to show leadership in making lasting and measurable change in their community. UWSIC's are formed in Cambridge-Narrows, Boiestown/Doaktown, Chipman, Harvey, McAdam and Stanley. We are pleased to be connecting students to their community, inviting their local municipalities to support them in their work and look forward to announcing the impact they will be making as the program progresses. Stay tuned!
For all media inquiries or for further information, please contact Director of Community Development, Jessica Hughes at email@example.com or (506) 451-7791
A special thanks to our team of students from UNB's Renaissance College for all of their work on this project. As students studying leadership at the university level, we could not ask for a better partner in teaching leadership to our high-school students in this program. From left to right, on the UW SIC mentorship team from "RC" we have Devin Jollimore, Nathan Merrithew, Eric MacLean, Jake Wildman-Sisk and Amanda Judd. Thank you for your incredible work!
From left to right: Jessica Hughes, Hali Bond, Karrie Bedford, Kendra Ferris, Carrie Thorne and grant recipient David Patriquin
Central N.B. UWSIC
From left to right, Mayor Charles Stewart, Virginia Beek, Jessica Hughes, Emily Parker, Dominique Taylor, Mayor Scott Clowater and (absent:Amber O'Donnell)
From left to right, Jessica Hughes, community grant recipients, Matthew Vandenborre, Megan Fraser, and Jeremy Williams.
From left to right, Jessica Hughes & Liz Bradford.
From left to right, committee members include Brandon Grant, Autumn Locke, Quincy Vail, Samantha Leblanc, Chelsey Cleghorn and (absent: Taylor Gallant).
From left to right, committee members include Andrea Mesman, Tamara Maher, David Flynn, grant recipient Stacey Hunter, Megan Shaw, Owen Foreman and (absent: Dakota Colford, Ron Judge).