Youth Generate

What is Youth-Generate?

Youth Generate is a United Way program that  inspires young people to assess their communities and develop projects that meet a unique or specific community need. Youth-Generate provides another door of opportunity for our young people:

• Enables youth to become change-makers by developing entrepreneurial skills to solve community problems.

• Empowers youth by allowing them to take the initiative and lead community change.

• Engages youth in their communities, allowing them to recognize their role and the positive impact they can create.

Youth engagement helps youth assume a role that expects and encourages them to lead in positive social change and replicate that example throughout life.


School Partners:

  • Chestnut South Middle School
  • Chestnut North Middle School
  • East Longmeadow High School
  • Elias Brookings Elementary School
  • Ludlow High School
  • Minnechaug Regional High School
  • Palmer High School
  • Putnam Vocational Technical Academy
  • Southwick-Tolland Regional High School
  • Springfield Central High School
  • Springfield High School of Commerce
  • Van Sickle Middle School
  • Westfield Vocational Technical Academy

YouthGenerate in the news

LaTonia Naylor (Community Impact Manager) and Caleigh O’Brien talk about YouthGenerate:

For Military Care Package Drop-off Sites (click here)

Southwick-Tolland Regional High School’s Beautification Project at the Forest Park Zoo

Putnam Vocational Academy’s “Say Yes to that Dress” Project:

Van Sickle Middle School’s “Diversity and Awareness” Project:Van Sickle Student Project Welcomes Refugee Children JFS PRESS RELEASE 5-15-15

Spread the word!

If you know a school or community-based organization that is interested in participating in Youth-Generate, refer them to our Manager of Community Impact at UWPV:

LaTonia Monroe Naylor
1441 Main Street, Suite 147, Springfield MA 01103 Phone – 413-693-0215
Email –


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