student united way

Learn. Grow. Help.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower ISU students to connect with local young learners, creating impactful interactions that inspire confidence, ambition, and a sense of possibility. Through mentorship and encouragement, we help young students realize their potential, guiding them toward academic success and personal fulfillment. We prioritize early childhood education, collaborating with partners to enhance access to high-quality learning opportunities in our community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a community where every child enjoys access to quality early childhood education, laying the groundwork for lifelong achievement. We strive to foster a supportive culture where ISU students play a key role in shaping young minds, paving the way for a brighter future for our entire community. Together, we aim to inspire every young learner to envision themselves as future ISU Bengals.

There are 3 main ways for students to get involved:

1. Give: Shoe Drive! April 2024

Imagine the joy on the faces of 160 children as they receive new shoes, thanks to your generosity! Join us in gathering donations to ensure every child in our community walks confidently into their future.

2. Advocate: Lunch & Learn!

Fuel your passion for education by joining vibrant discussions over lunch. Dive deep into topics like unlocking potential and breaking barriers. Your voice matters here!

3. Volunteer: Partner with local schools and nonprofit organizations

Experience the power of giving back firsthand. Volunteer with our local school district to shape the next generation of Bengals. Mentor, tutor, and inspire young minds to reach for the stars!

5 reasons for students to join SUW:

1. Earn Volunteer Hours

Get valuable volunteer hours for your resume while making a difference in the community.

2. Build Your Resume

Develop leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills that employers value.

3. Expand Your Network

Connect with local educators, leaders, and volunteers for future opportunities.

4. Find Personal Fulfillment

Experience the joy of helping others and making a positive impact.

5. Develop Professionally

Gain empathy, patience, and problem-solving skills that will benefit your future career.

Ready to make waves of positive change?

Join us and let's leave a legacy together!

ISU Students and Future Members:

Kara Price
Director of Community Relations | ASISU
Pond Student Union Building | Room 207
1080 S 5th Ave | Pocatello, ID 83209

ISU Faculty Advisor:

Felice B. Otero
Associate Dean of Students | Dean of Students
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
CliftonStrengths: Activator | Command | Communication | Adaptability | Self-Assurance
Hypostyle | Room 204
921 South 8th Ave., Stop 8123 | Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8123

United Way staff Liaisons:

Tennille Call, Education Director, UWSEI

Wendi Ames, Director of Donor and Community Engagement. UWSEI