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United Way and 2-1-1 Quoted in Article in Carolina Public Press

If you haven't already seen it, Carolina Public Press just released an article about nonprofit organizations and the effect the economy has had on the increased demand for their services and their ability to raise funds.

Vicki Lloyd, Marketing Director for United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and Rachael Nygaard 2-1-1 Director were both interviewed for this article. 

1 Recipe, 5 Variations on How to Let Kids Know their Opinions Count

 

Young people say that they have ideas but no one hears them. Last summer, I had a session with high school students and they said:

  • School staffs don’t ask students their opinions or if they do ask, they don’t listen. They gave some examples including food service and a tardy policy.
  • Students need to keep trying to make their voices heard.

 

Basic Recipe:

Ask for an opinion

Listen to the answer

Repeat what was said

Don’t express your opinion

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Happy Valentine's Day from United Way

Well this is the day that we get an "official pass" to get all sorts of goofy and goey about those we love. 

We at United Way have a whole lot of love for you and our greater community of Asheville and Buncombe County (and of course NC, our country and our gorgeous globe!)

 

Here are just a few messages from those of us in the office right now:

  • Thank you for being “sweethearts” to our community - Karen Vernon, Finance

 

Three Ways You Can Positively Influence Young People

“How involved are you in the lives of young people?” This question came up as part of a recent dinner conversation.  Those of us with grown children tended to say we were when our children were at home, but not so much since then.  We talked about children who were friends with our kids and if we influenced them in a positive way.  I was reminded of Callie, a beautifully spirited young girl whose home life was chaotic.  I remember sharing with her our house rules along with the news that when she was at our home, she became part of the group expected to follow the rules.  She seemed pleased

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