Preparing Youth To Reach Great Heights

United Way works to disrupt intergenerational poverty by setting youth and young adults on a road to success.

2018 - 2023

Launch, a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) which started in 2018 and wrapped up in February 2023, offers a model that opens doors to college and career pathways where young people can achieve their goals and thrive. More than 500 young people engaged with the initiative, increasing their awareness of the opportunities available to them, receiving the support necessary to pursue these opportunities, and setting and working toward their goals.

Supporting Youth To Lead

Launch demonstrated that by centering youth and young adult voices, breaking down financial and logistical barriers to education and career opportunities, and providing one-on-one support tailored to meet young people where they’re at on their life journey, together we can break the cycle of poverty and advance a more economically just region.