Success By 6
What is Success By 6?
Success By 6 is a United Way initiative that aims to improve the lives of our youngest children by supporting organizations that work with young children age 0 to 6 years.
Success By 6 is based on the idea that it takes a village to raise a child and that we all have a role to play in ensuring that every child has a chance to succeed early in life. By investing in young children, their parents and caregivers, we dramatically increase our children’s chances for a healthy and successful future.
By working towards making KFL&A child friendly, we hope to increase the time parents and caregivers spend with their children. A “child-friendly” focus ensures that our young children are a priority in our community.
Success By 6 Week
Success By 6 Week is a fun-filled week of events and activities designed with the youngest members of our community in mind. Success By 6 Week aims to heighten public awareness of the importance of early- years development and provide opportunities for young children, their families and caregivers to Take the time, make the moments matter™.
Early Start: Civic Engagement
Caring for Others
Caring for Others is an initiative geared towards Grade 4 students. The goal of this program is to teach children that they can have a positive impact on their community and show them how they can make a difference in the lives of others. This program is delivered by volunteers in classrooms across the region.
Change the World – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge
Change the World – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge partners with Volunteer Centres across the province to encourage high school students to volunteer in their own community during a set period of time and to log the hours they have volunteered.
United Way Next Gen
The United Way Next Gen initiative focuses on developing a community of younger stakeholders, in their twenties and thirties, encouraging them to invest their time, energy and money in the community through the United Way. This initiative creates opportunities for future leaders to participate in the community and empowers them to support and advance the impact of the United Way locally.
Ending Youth Homelessness
Youth Out Loud Kingston (YOLK)
Youth Out Loud Kingston is a youth-led initiative seeking to identify solutions to the root causes of youth homelessness in Kingston. A Youth Planning Committee was formed with youth, including those with lived experience. Members of this committee worked with Steering Committee representatives to organize the first Youth Forum.