The Adopt-a-Student Program helps eliminate financial barriers for students who lack the resources to fully participate in school-sponsored programs, activities, academic and other school-related experiences.



When a teacher, coach, counselor, or student becomes aware of a student in need, they contact the school’s Adopt-a-Student coordinator. At this point they fill out a simple form and the school coordinator will take it from there! United Way will fund the student's request with respect and discretion.

Adopt-a-Student has helped countless students overcome financial barriers to succeed by covering the cost of:

  • Drivers Ed Classes
  • New Shoes
  • FBLA Fees
  • New Pair of Glasses
  • Snow Boots
  • CNA Exam Fees
  • Instruments
  • And so much more!



Adopt-a-Student is only made possible through YOUR support. Give today and help our regions youth overcome financial barriers.


Interested in starting an Adopt-a-Student program at your school? Contact to get in contact with a staff member.