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The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is partnering with the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Department of Aging on a new, collaborative, pilot program called GIVE back. GO forward.

Our elders are a valuable and respected resource, often under-utilized – but in a position to contribute to their communities in ways that will continue to positively impact the state for decades to come.

Through the program, elders (60+) will GIVE back by volunteering 100+ hours per year at organizations identified by the community as having a need, and earn college or university tuition waivers that they can use for themselves or donate to students to GO forward.

This program will help generations share knowledge and an understanding of each other that truly helps build strong communities. The Mahoning Valley will be the first to launch this exciting pilot that brings partners and generations together to benefit the state for years to come.  

We look forward to sharing this exciting opportunity that offers FREE tuition to Youngstown area higher education students of all ages.


For additional information and details about participation visit: www.ohiohighered.org/gbgf.

Click here for the Volunteer Interest Form.

Click here for the Program Overview.