United Way Elgin Middlesex partners with local, front-line agencies to deliver vital programs and services that help improve lives, break down barriers, and create opportunities for our most vulnerable people. These include support for young parents, after-school programs, education support programs, mentorships programs, and supports for youth experiencing homelessness. As part of our commitment to measuring our impact, we track and report how these investments make a difference.
23% of our investments support our ongoing commitment to education, recreation and social programs for children and youth. With several disruptions to in-person learning, we know that some children risk falling behind their peers and will need additional support to achieve success in education. This is especially true for children in high priority schools and for those already facing barriers like a learning disability.
- 16,620 children and youth from low-income families participated in activities promoting healthy living.
- 689 children and youth increased their literacy and numeracy skills.
- 334 children and youth were matched with a mentor.
- 638 children and youth with learning disabilities were provided resources and support to graduate with their cohort.
- 1,032 children and youth from low-income families increased their physical activity.