Tri-County United Way connects with high school leaders

The Tri-County United Way visited with Queensbury High School club and class officers Monday afternoon to talk about community needs and charitable giving.

Teacher Elizabeth Daley set up the meeting to help students identify the greatest needs of their community. Woman talks to teens

The Tri-County United Way raises both monetary and volunteer resources for people in Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga counties. The organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2023. 

“Our mission of the Tri-County United Way going forward is trying to bring awareness to our organization of what we are doing locally to the younger population, because we have noticed that there seems to be this big gap,” said Lydia Miner, the director of corporate and community engagement.Teen girls sit in group

Miner noted that people under age 40 are less aware of the services provided by the Tri-County United Way. Her visit was an attempt to bridge that gap.

Daley encouraged the school leaders to take the lessons they learned back to their clubs and organizations. 

“Because we are a public school, Queensbury High School,” Daley said, “we really have an opportunity to think about ‘what are the needs of my community?’”