Almost 40% of the city’s urban youth don’t trust the police or legal system. But United Way’s Rollin’ Strong program is working to change that, with a bike repair program that teaches life skills and builds relationships with our police.
Strong Neighborhood Houses
80% of youth live in poverty in these Rockford neighborhoods. We’re winning the fight for the future of Rockford’s at-risk youth – one house, one neighborhood at a time.
Knowledge is power. Together with the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, these weekly career awareness sessions leverage the experiences and guidance of area professionals to educate – and motivate — middle schoolers.
Middle School Transition
Making the leap from elementary to middle school is the most challenging — and critical – transition in K – 12 education due to environmental, emotional and psychological changes. We help ease the way.