Youth Success Research Project

In 2022, United Way Suncoast selected CareerSource Tampa Bay to conduct research into the factors that drive youth success, identify organizations and assets that align with youth success factors and conduct a SWOT (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats) analysis for our five-county region of DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. The findings and recommendations of this research are to inform UWS’s future youth success community investments, initiatives and targets and provide a resource for community and partners to take action on their own.

The report only includes Phase 1 findings. In March of 2023, UWS approved CareerSource Tampa Bay to initiate a second phase of research to dive deeper into the findings, collect additional community partner feedback via strategic listening sessions and fine tune the recommendations. United Way Suncoast funded this research and would like to acknowledge CareerSource Tampa Bay for their partnership and for conducting, analyzing and compiling this data.

For more information, please contact Bronwyn Beightol, Chief Impact Officer at

Currently, our United We Grow initiative builds on the foundational elements of United We Learn by supporting youth success programs focused on college and career readiness skills and on time graduation for middle and high school students. United Way Suncoast has committed $2.8 million over the next three years (2022-2025) to 21 programs focused on Youth Success in Hillsborough and Pinellas County where our ALICE families live.

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