Invitation to High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors to participate in the United Way of Washington County’s Student Ambassadors Program

The United Way of Washington County (UWWC) invites students, who are sophomores, juniors or seniors and attend any of the high schools in our service area (Avella Senior High School, Bentworth High School, Burgettstown Area High School, Canon McMillan Senior High School, Chartiers-Houston High School, Fort Cherry High School, McGuffey High School, Peters Township High School, Trinity High School, and Washington High School) to complete a project, OR be nominated by one of our 23 nonprofit partners who volunteer and deserve to be recognized, to participate in the Student Ambassadors Program. The purpose of the Student Ambassadors Program is to offer opportunities for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to express their ability of leadership, passion, and service by creating projects or by volunteering at one of our nonprofit partners that will impact their community.

Each high school sophomore, junior or senior is asked to consider producing a project that demonstrates real community impact that exemplifies the UWWC’s mission statement to unite people, resources, and organizations to improve lives in Washington County.  The project must be tied back to the UWWC vision of a community where everyone achieves their human potential through education, financial stability, and healthy lives. We encourage students to be creative with their ideas for projects that use their own interests to display community involvement while raising awareness and/or funds for the United Way of Washington County! If a student has any question regarding the feasibility of a project, please contact The deadline to submit the initial application is Friday, November 17, 2023, with the project to be completed by Friday, January 26, 2024.

By participating in the Student Ambassadors Program, not only would students be helping our community but will also become eligible to be nominated for the annual M. Kathleen Ramsey Student Volunteer of the Year Award. This award, which includes a $500 scholarship donated by an anonymous donor, will be presented at the Annual Campaign Celebration on May 30, 2024. Students with the most unique and impactful projects will be considered with one student selected for this award. We also will consider for this award those students who are currently volunteering at one or more of our nonprofit partner organizations listed on our website to be nominated by a staff member.

Last year, Canon McMillan High School Junior, Noelle Klasnick, was our Student Volunteer of the Year Awardee. Noelle collected new and gently used gloves, mittens, hats, socks and coats and gave them to the United Way of Washington County to distribute to organizations serving those in need. 

For more information about the United Way of Washington County’s Student Ambassadors Program, please visit the United Way of Washington County’s website at