Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. Without quality early learning opportunities, many children will lack basic skills and will enter kindergarten unprepared for school challenges. During their school years, children need to build on their early foundation. This foundation is critical in order to graduate from high school and go on to achieve financial stability as adults. Education is essential to getting and keeping a job with a livable wage and health benefits. In addition, communities with educated populations are more productive, more innovative and pay higher salaries.
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
Eight-year-old Natalie was referred to one of United Way’s partner agencies because she was routinely showing up to school late and had trouble focusing in the classroom.Read More
Every one of us wants a flourishing future for our children.Read More