Connect for Good is a chance to take your volunteering and community engagement up a notch. Did you know that today in King County, 14,000 young people ages 16-24 that dropped out have no viable job prospects? Why you ask? Connect for Good is a chance for you to learn from experts about this issue make an impact.The Emerging Leaders 365 Helping Students Graduate Team is an ad hoc group that will be comprised of 30 young professionals from United Way’s Emerging Leaders 365 Program. Volunteers will learn about United Way’s Reconnecting Youth work, Reconnecting Youth policy and legislation goals, advocacy best practices and the chance to meet with your state legislator.
The commitment: Sessions will be held on Jan 22 and Jan 29. During these two sessions you’ll learn in-depth information about the issue of education in King County, how to engage your networks to support students in completing high school and gain a stable career path. Then on Feb 5, you’ll have the chance to meet with your district representatives to share why you care about United Way’s Reconnecting Youth efforts.
Note that this is a multiple day volunteering opportunity and participants will need to commit to the following schedule:
Wednesday 1/22 (6pm – 8:30pm)
· Introduction to United Way: Overview of Four Focus Areas
· Part 1: Reconnecting Youth
· Part 1: Fundraising basics/ best practices
January 23 – January 28 (fundraise and work on activities)
Wednesday 1/29 (6pm – 8:30pm)
· Part 2: Fundraising basics/ best practices
· Part 2: Reconnecting Youth
Wednesday February 5 (4pm – 7:30pm)
· Meet with your district representatives
By signing up for this project you are committing to participating during Jan/ Feb (a duration of 3 weeks).
This opportunity is for young professionals as part of the Emerging Leaders 365 program.