Who, What, & Why
This Youth Success RFP is aligned with our educational success work and open to all youth-serving nonprofit organizations in Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties in Indiana, serving individuals ages 6 – 24 and in these priority zip codes:
Jefferson: 40202, 40203, 40208, 40209, 40210, 40211, 40212, 40214, 40215, 40216, 40218
Bullitt: 40047, 40109, 40165
Oldham: 40056, 40059, 40026, 40014, 40031, 40077, 40010
Shelby: 40065, 40067, 40022
Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties
To achieve gains in educational success in our region we must improve and co-create healthy systems that produce equitable outcomes for all our community’s youth. After months of learning, research, listening sessions, and feedback from community partners and leaders, Metro United Way has identified three domains in which to focus: school, home, and our community as we understand that the responsibility of learning and development is not solely on school systems; it takes an ecosystem.
Learning happens across a wide and diverse range of settings embedded into systems like the public library, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, homes, afterschool programs, and many more. All settings matter. Every setting a young person encounters must be adequately resourced and a safe place for them to learn and grow. However, we see the effects of the inequities within our systems that impede progress on creating healthier systems for young people to successfully navigate.