I volunteered to participate with the United Way in the fall of 2017 for the first time along with other members of my organization. I found my experience to be extremely positive . United Way partnered with Youngstown City Elementary Schools to conduct the vision screening needed. The task was easy, and it allowed students to receive eye exams. This resulted in doctors coming into the schools and conduct exams to those who needed them, and provided FREE glasses to everyone who needed them. Those students were tracked, and it was found that those who received glasses saw GREAT improvements in their test scores, attendance, and behavior.
Poverty is not a secret in this community, and United Way has committed to fighting the struggles our community faces to ensure others live better.
Please, consider being a part of United Ways "army"! WE LIVE UNITED.
I truly valued and appreciated the opportunity to volunteer at my home town school. Count me in next year.