News

Friday, January 18, 2019
Crunch Out is a six-week program held in the Fall during physical education class. Students learn how to use an  exercise ball as a fitness tool and practice different ball exercises.  Students receive their own exercise ball to take home and keep and are encouraged to share program information with their family.  Research shows that families have... Read More
Friday, January 11, 2019
As United Way and our program partners busily prepare for our Crunch Out Knox County community celebration and awards ceremony to take place on January 12, some of our PE teachers took the time to speak with local media about the program. Crunch Out is a United Way youth wellness program presented by Physical Education teachers to fourth graders... Read More
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The United Way of Knox County welcomes Allison Glass as the Resource Development Coordinator.Joining the United Way team, Allison brings knowledge and experience in the nonprofit arena, having previously served with Main Street Mount Vernon and the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio.With a background in journalism and digital media from Ashland... Read More
Friday, December 7, 2018
The Mount Vernon News for highlighted our Imagination Library program! Follow this link to read the article, which features Johnnie and Maeve who love their Imagination Library books. Since 2010, United Way has been administering Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program in Knox County. Children - regardless of of parents income or situation -... Read More
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
 The Mount Vernon News featured our after school programs in an article on the cover page of the newspaper!The article talks about the success of the 2017-2018 Eagles' Nest program at East Elementary School and introduces The Tiger Pride Club piloted this year at Dan Emmett Elementary School. The news also interviewed one of the teachers from East... Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Knox County fourth grade classes are wrapping up Crunch Out. The six-week wellness program teaches healthy goal setting for nutrition and exercise. Through Crunch Out, students learned how to use an exercise ball as a fitness tool and practice different ball exercises i- stretches, strength, and cardio. Students receive their own exercise ball to... Read More
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The first Women United sponsored Career Intelligence workshop took place October 25 and 26. Lori Gastin of  Knox Technical Center and Lovel Quinn lead the sessions and included several community members in their planning and presentations.Students from the Knox Learning Center participated in the workshop. The Agenda for Day 1 included a... Read More
Friday, October 19, 2018
United Way's 2018 pilot program, the East Elementary school Eagles' Nest afterschool tutoring and enrichment program exceeded all of our expectations! Over 30 students, who received homework help and experienced engaging new activities from teachers, aids, and community volunteers, reported improved testing and classroom performance. Encouraged by... Read More
Monday, September 24, 2018
Students are looking forward to beginning Crunch Out this week! The evidence is overwhelming! Earlier this month, program coordinators from United Way and the Knox County Health Department delivered Crunch Out supplies to all of Knox County's elementary schools. Students were excited as they recognized the boldly colored Crunch Out signs and... Read More

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