Young people across the country are helping to improve their local communities by giving, advocating and volunteering in the areas of education, income and health. This powerful movement called Student United Way is helping to advance the common good. Student United Way is a campus based student led organization that works in partnership with the local United Way. Currently, Student United Ways exist on more than 60 campuses across the United States including: technical & trade schools, junior and community colleges, colleges and universities, as well as several high schools.
In January of 2012 Maegan Budd and a team of students from Michigan State University formed their own Student United Way. The members have a focus on student achievement and community service. They advance the common good by volunteering in local schools and nonprofit organizations as well as host fundraising events.
To learn more about the national Student United Way movement and how your school can get started, please visit United Way Worldwide.
For more information or to get involved, contact the MSU Student United Way eBoard.