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In 2016, more than half of Canadian women without a high school diploma were not in the workforce

Challenges with low self-esteem and depression are on the rise in teen girls, all of which can be exacerbated by poverty. Read our blog for more on how empowering young women is vitally important to their future success.

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Emily faced a number of obstacles after leaving home as a teen. A United Way-supported high school completion program, and the support of dedicated mentors, helped her get back on track.

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For Wendy, giving back has always been a family affair. Today she unleashes her local love by helping kids like Emily finish high school.

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