Every kid deserves a chance to have a great life—to develop from a curious, happy child to a healthy and productive member of society. But in order for that to happen, kids need to be set up for success from an early age. And for those growing up in poverty, witnessing domestic violence, or facing issues like mental illness or neglect, this is often not the case.
That’s why United Way works with partner agencies to invest in early-years and mental health supports for kids, and education and employment opportunities that help youth successfully transition to adulthood. By investing in their lives—from early childhood to young adulthood—we ensure kids in Calgary and the surrounding area have everything they need to thrive today, and in the future.