First Advisor

Stenger, Lou


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Nonprofit Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

46 pages


This study assesses the readiness of United Way of Roanoke Valley (UWRV) for youth engagement in decision-making and other critical activities in the organization as part of the new Community Impact United Way. An online survey was circulated among the board and staff to surface perceptions regarding youth and their abilities, and gauge interest and support for youth volunteers as well as nonprofits within and outside the Roanoke Valley that have successfully integrated youth into their agencies.The benefits and pre-conditions to move an agenda towards youth engagement at UWRV were identified through best practices from the field and feedback from within the organization.

Date of Award

Spring 2005

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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