United Way Youth Institute

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What is United Way Youth Institute?

A yearlong student institute that focuses on empowering local youth in at-risk settings to have successful careers and become lifelong community advocates, global citizens and agents of change.

Who do we serve?

We believe that all youth deserve opportunities in life to be successful regardless of social economic status and/or background, therefore this program focuses on underrepresented, high-promise youth. These high school students are an asset to our community when it comes to leadership, economic contribution, advocacy and service.

What do students experience and learn here?

  • Knowledge of the three impact areas at United Way: education, financial stability and health
  • Career and college exploration, mentorship, meeting with community leaders and professionals in various fields
  • Project management by way of writing and implementing a grant for a local service learning project of their choice
  • Out-of-state travel for a service learning project, cross-cultural experiences and leadership development

United Arms of Tomorrow

United Arms of Tomorrow, a Youth Institute initiative, promotes education as a safe environment for youth in Miami-Dade County to discover and redirect their passions rather than resort to gun violence.

Learn More

Youth Institute fellows recap year one

These 20 high school students took part in leadership and service learning trainings, explored colleges and careers, held discussions to tackle tough community issues like youth violence, learned why education, financial stability and health are crucial to a strong community and paid it forward by developing their own service learning project to help younger children deal with anger and conflict. But don’t take our word for it, watch the Youth Institute fellows in action.

All United Way Youth Institute Saturday sessions are located at:

United Way of Miami-Dade
The Ansin Building

3250 Southwest Third Avenue
Miami, Florida, 33129

View the Youth Institute 2020-2021 calendar here.
View and Download the 2020-2021 Youth Institute Fellow Application here.

For more information, please contact Diana Santangelo at santangelod@unitedwaymiami.org or call (305) 646-7094.