Exciting Partnerships Unveiled at UWNA Annual Event

United Way of Northern Arizona announced major investments by The NARBHA Institute and Coconino Community College at its recent United Way of Northern Arizona Annual Campaign and Community Impact luncheon.

The NARBHA Institute is providing a $100,000 grant to further UWNA’s efforts to foster youth leadership, promote youth mental well-being and resilience, and increase their sense of belonging and inclusion.

The NARBHA Institute’s COO Jon Perez receiving the Community Builder Award from UWNA President & CEO Liz Archuleta and Board Chair Armando Ruiz during the recent UWNA Annual Campaign & Impact Celebration.

The majority of the funds from The NARBHA Institute will be dedicated to expanding the KinderCamp™ program to rural areas in Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties.

The targeted intervention program, provided free to families, is a signature early education initiative coordinated by United Way of Northern Arizona with local school districts. It is held during the month of June and facilitates successful transition for students going into kindergarten who have minimal preschool experience.

Coconino Community College President Eric Heiser announces the “Golden Ticket” for KinderCamp graduates to attend CCC for free.

KinderCamp graduates will be able to attend Coconino Community College for free under a program unveiled by the college’s president, Eric Heiser (left). He announced that each student who participates in KinderCamp will receive a “golden ticket” they can redeem when they graduate from high school for an education at CCC.

UWNA has big, bold goals for our youth and our community. We convene leaders, partners, and the community to make a collective impact. We mobilize companies, donors, and volunteers to create change – now and in the future.

We are incredibly proud that our partnership with these two organizations will provide additional opportunity and capacity for the next generation as we work to step up for our youth.