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College & career success

ALL YOUNG PEOPLE
DESERVE TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

For decades, opportunities to attend college, learn a trade, or find a good paying job, were only reserved for certain people. At United Way of Delaware, we know if we’re going to build better, we must give the same opportunities to every teen in every school district. Access to career pathways, helps prepare more kids for the future, leading to a more productive workforce, and a better Delaware and Salem County.

Certificate

62% of Growing Jobs Require Specialized Training

Based on national data, most future jobs will require special training. That means our youth will need specific skills to compete for the best paying careers.

Remediation/Extra Help in School

50% of High School Students Need Math or English Remediation

In 2017, approximately 50% of all high school students in Delaware needed extra support to pass their core classes, such as math and English.

Skilled workers

Only 52% of Delaware's Young Workers are Prepared for Skilled Jobs

48% of 18-24 year olds in Delaware leave high school unable to compete for mid and high-skill jobs.

Fighting for Young People

IN DELAWARE & SALEM COUNTY (NJ)

Schools should provide meaningful education that will prepare our kids for life. But, most of our high school students struggle. We need to invest in our teens who are at risk of dropping out of school. We need to ensure black and brown students who start college can graduate. Our kids deserve better, and it’s our responsibility to give it to them. Learn how you can help our young people today, so they can continue to build better for all of us tomorrow.

MEET

THE TEAM

Our team is on a mission to help prepare our young people for what’s next. If you have questions or would like to learn how you can help, please contact one of our team members today. 

Michelle Shavitz - United Way of Delaware
Michelle Shavitz

Student Success

Orrin White - Director of College & Career Success - United Way of Delaware
Orrin White

Director, College & Career Success

Regina Sideny-Brown - UWDE
Regina Sidney-Brown

Director, Delaware Afterschool Network

Orrin White - UWDE
Sally Coonin

Director, Stand By Me NexGen

Michelle Loatman - Director, 21st Century Programs - United Way of Delaware
Michelle Loatman

Director, 21st CenturyPrograms

Erin Brenner, United Way of Delaware
Erin Brenner

Coordinator, Community Outreach

Ken Livingston - UWDE
Angie Cright

Coordinator, Community Outreach

Meet the team

Michelle Shavitz - United Way of Delaware
Michelle Shavitz

Student Success

Orrin White - Director of College & Career Success - United Way of Delaware
Orrin White

Director, College & Career Success

Regina Sideny-Brown - UWDE
Regina Sidney-Brown

Director, Delaware Afterschool Network

Orrin White - UWDE
Sally Coonin

Director, Stand By Me NexGen

Michelle Loatman - Director, 21st Century Programs - United Way of Delaware
Michelle Loatman

Director, 21st CenturyPrograms

Erin Brenner, United Way of Delaware
Erin Brenner

Coordinator, Community Outreach

Ken Livingston - UWDE
Angie Cright

Coordinator, Community Outreach

HELP YOUNG LEADERS BUILD STRONG FUTURES.

We need your help.

GIVE, ADVOCATE, or VOLUNTEER today to do your part.