Leadership. We will be informed and responsive to our community and volunteers by being widely available, accessible, and engaged.
Personal Growth. We help people reach for new opportunities and grow from where they are.
Inclusiveness. We believe in the intrinsic worth of everyone and that the community is richer when we value and embrace differences.


Every child deserves to make their way, to experience the joy's life has to offer; to have a birthday party, to feel like they fit in.

ENGAGE: Find a way you can help raise self-esteem and confidence.

We have but one life to live, one life to give. What do you do every day to inspire someone else?

INSPIRE:  Make a commitment, regardless your circumstances to boost someone up!


News & Events

President, Katelyn Kirby, is awarded with Student Volunteer of the Year.

Katelyn Kirby receives the Student United Way Volunteer of the Year Award at the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore's 72nd Annual Meeting.


Our mission is to work with youth in at-risk situations to break the cycle and move forward by engaging in positive activities, inspiring peers and motivating others to be the best they can be.

Education Students Lead School Supply Drive

Together We Own It was recognized by Stevenson University for our hard work within the community getting school supplies to children in need. Find the article below.


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Nearly 5 million children are awaiting an available youth program or alone and unsupervised after school.

Your gift to Together We Own It will provide the opportunities a child needs to thrive and grow.


It takes a village to create change, to break cycles and to rebuild faith and trust. 
Together We Own It  empowers kids to engage, inspire and motivate one another!

It's never too early (or late) to set a GREAT example in the lives of children.  Even the smallest act of encouragement can make a difference.

MOTIVATE:  Every day tell a child they matter.

President, Katelyn Kirby, receives the Light of Literacy Higher Education Luminary Award.  

Our very own Co-Founder and President, Katelyn Kirby, was recognized for her hard work within the community, promoting literacy.  Hear her speak about what motivated her to found this organization and a personal success story from a child enrolled in our mentoring program.

​About Us


We envision engaged communities where children have the power to create opportunities for themselves to reach their full potential.