Honoring United Way of Delaware

4-H Youth Development Friend of Extension

The Mission of the United Way of Delaware is to maximize resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. Through a collective effort, the United Way, Cooperative Extension and many partners throughout the state work to change the lives of Delawareans for the better through Education, Income Development, and Access to Health Knowledge and resources. These focus areas align with those of
Cooperative Extension.

  • Powerful Partnerships – Because of the collaboration between Cooperative Extension and the United Way of Delaware, we have new relationships and partners. These include the Kent Kids Coalition, Sussex County Health Promotion Coalition, William Henry Afterschool Program, East Dover Elementary Afterschool Program, Capital School District, Caesar Rodney School District and Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc., to name several.
  • Champion of Youth – This partnership has enabled over 16,000 youth in Delaware to develop the assets needed to make positive decisions and learn about preventive health measures, nutrition, and positive life skills. The United Way estimates every $1 invested in early care and education programs can lead to $17 in savings on remedial efforts, such as special education and juvenile justice programs.