United Way works to support education in our community
Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. And it benefits our whole community. United Way looks at the big picture: what resources are lacking or need strengthening, and how we can address those gaps to keep kids on track to graduation.
Lead community-wide efforts to improve the academic success of children and youth.
To improve education, United Way is helping children and youth in four ways:
Start school ready to succeed
Read at grade level early on
Succeed in the middle grades
Complete high school
How You Can Help
To reach our goal, we need your help. The strategies proven to work are those that connect communities to their schools: parent involvement; literacy volunteers in the classroom; mentors for disadvantaged students; business leaders engaged in early childhood advocacy.