Learning and Advancement Program

Youth United

Youth United (YU) brings together high school students ready to do more for their communities through student-centered volunteer service, cultural enrichment, and leadership development opportunities. Led by a student board, YU offers unique and impactful service projects that improve the lives of children and families throughout Greater Atlanta. Join YU and others who have a passion for giving back. 

How We’re Making a Difference

YU engaged 415 student volunteers that completed over 1270 service hours. YU members have completed snack pack projects, holiday care packages, and volunteering at partner agencies such as Books for Africa and Atlanta Community Food Bank. YU has even partnered with VOX Teen Media, completed a scholarship and college workshop, taken company campus tours speaking with professionals about career paths, and visited the High Museum of Art to view the Obama Portraits.

Benefits That Add Up to More

Youth United provides access to service events, cultural enrichment, and leadership development opportunities for members.
Receive leadership training and participate in discussions.
Make a difference and address a diverse range of community needs
Expand your community network and meet influential leaders in Atlanta.
Join the YU Board and increase your visibility in the community while creating relationships that live past the organization.

Word Around Youth United

Here's What Else Awaits

  • Members receive service hours and special recognition by joining and volunteering.
  • YU’s student participants enjoy projects that make an impact in the area of education—from hosting a pop-up grocery shop for families at an elementary school to planning a College Workshop partnering with LINC young professionals.

Stories That Drive Change

Calling all Youth Makers!
Seeking creative ideas by March 1, 2023. STEMUp: Youth Maker Competition 2023 Do you have a great idea to solve a problem in your community? United Way of Greater Atlanta is ple…
United Way volunteers ‘brighten people’s day’ through virtual projects during pandemic
Note: Photos used in this story were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic   Marie Wood grew up volunteering with her family at local community food banks, for activities with h…
Youth United gives high school students an outlet to serve
Claire Arnold started Youth United two years ago. She says she felt like there was a gap between high school-aged students and other affinity groups at United Way of Greater Atlanta. …
Youth United Alumni: Roman Bacchetta
"My name is Roman Bacchetta, and I’m a sophomore at Vanderbilt University. From volunteer to board member to intern, it’s been quite a journey for me with United Way. Two years ago, I…

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