This initiative is a joint undertaking by the Women United (WU) and the Emerging Leaders United (ELU). Together we’re identifying and addressing the disadvantages that children and families face in local elementary school communities to ensure children and their families, regardless of circumstances, have the opportunity to succeed in school and life through these key strategies:
GOAL: Preparing children for kindergarten.
GOAL: Engaging parents with the school.
GOAL: Teaching both parents and students English.
GOAL: Address behavioral and emotional barriers to learning through the support of a school-based therapist.
GOAL: Enrichment outside of the classroom to enhance development opportunities and reduce summertime grade level loss.
GOAL: Providing students with strong role models through mentoring relationships to foster educational engagement.
GOAL: Reaching out to families in their homes to build safe environments and prevent child entrance into protective services.
Because of the pandemic, many children in our community are behind in their schooling. High school graduation rates fell in our community last year for the third year in a row and United Way is seeing challenges at all grade levels.Read More