Nandi's Story

"What makes engaging opportunity youth possible, meaning those who are disconnected from school or a career, is everyone in the community coming together and discussing what our youth need. This includes our youth coalition that integrates youth in the decision-making process. We have a very open and honest dialog, making sure everyone is heard and that we have a solution before we leave the table.

United Way is the glue and major force that has brought us all together. Each of us has our own individual strengths, but united together we have the power to be a greater force and ensure youth in our community achieve their goals."


- Nandi Muhammad, Education Coordatinator at Pima County Juvenile Court Center and referral source for Youth on the Rise