Youth Development

Four children wearing white "Live United" t-shirts in front of a row of bookshelves.

Happy Camper Fund

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In 2021, our Happy Camper Fund partnered with Commonwealth-funded summer educational programs to provide Friday field trips to 1,175 youth. Destinations included Springfield Museums, the Mystic Aquarium, Boston Science Museum, Forest Park Zoo, Sturbridge Village, and more.

 

Children on a field trip.

 

Stuff the Bus

Our Stuff the Bus program provides backpacks full of school supplies to local school districts for distribution to children in need. In 2021, we provided 1,541 backpacks.

 

YouthGenerate Pilot

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YouthGenerate is a service-learning program where youth identify an unmet community need, build a plan to address it, and manage their solution. For our pilot program in Palmer, middle school youth created a community closet with clothing & toiletries for local families in need.

 

More to come

We are actively researching new ways to improve the lives of children in Hampden County, Granby, and South Hadley.