Education

Our focus is to help children and young adults achieve their potential.

Education is the cornerstone for sucess in school, work and life.  More importantly, it benefits the whole community:  high school graduates earn more and contribute to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities and are more likely to raise kids who also graduate.  United Way is about more than short-term charity for a few; we are about lasting solutions that build opportunity for all.  We look at the big picture; what resources are lacking or need strenthening and how we can address those gaps to keep kids on track to graduation.

To improve EDUCATION, United Way partner agencies are:

  • Improving access to quality, affordable child care and early learning opportunities

  • Partnering with schools and parents to improve graduation rates

  • Providing after school and mentoring programs for at-risk youth