Local Programs by United Way

The United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley works to create positive change by collaborating with partners to educate and empower children and families in the Valley. 


United Way holds various programs in our area, including: 


Young Women’s Mentorship: Pairs 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at Taft Elementary School and Boardman Center Middle School with women mentors from various professional backgrounds. The girls connect with positive female role models, address social and emotional issues relevant to adolescent girls, and focus on academic success and leadership. 


Report Card Mentoring: Volunteers are each paired with one student. They review the student’s report card, share advice, and help set goals for improvement. 


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): The program offers free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.  


Success After 6: Provides wrap-around services to help break down barrier many students and their families face on a daily basis. United Way works in partnership with the school to help the students achieve success.  


Satur-day of Caring: Every third Saturday of the month, United Way help neighbors in need. Volunteers help by unloading and organizing groceries, packing food, and delivering food to seniors, shut-ins and families. 


For more information on our local United Way, visit https://www.ymvunitedway.org/.