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Why does Wichita lack young volunteers and how we are fixing that

Ask anyone who volunteers, they will tell you the benefit. They are helping their community through hands on involvement. The values of volunteering are even greater for students, but in Sedgwick County we are facing lower numbers of student volunteers, so we are getting creative.

In 2021, Wichita Public Schools, Safe Streets Wichita, and United Way . . . [Read More]

April 29, 2022|Tags: , , |

Grant empowers local students to give back

A Youth Service America (YSA) grant secured last year by college students working at United Way of the Plains and Safe Streets Wichita is now funding 11 service projects led by Wichita Public Schools students.

This YSA grant to fund service and leadership opportunities for area youth is especially meaningful due to the university student leadership administering the . . . [Read More]

January 11, 2022|Tags: , , |

Connecting Our Youth to Our City

By Jadie Chauncey, United Way of the Plains Community Impact Intern, Special to the Wichita Eagle

The following OpEd appeared in the Wichita Eagle on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Meaningful volunteerism and service-learning projects are becoming increasingly popular activities in workplaces. Volunteering increases community connection, purpose and overall well-being. While this is . . . [Read More]

August 15, 2021|Tags: , , , |

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