Education is the foundation to success in school, work and life, and the cornerstone to a strong community.
WHY IT MATTERS
Putting children on the path to success starts before they even enter school. Because a child’s brain develops the fastest in early childhood, children need a strong family ecosystem, early learning opportunities and access to developmental services.
When children start school ready to learn, achieve on-grade reading and math levels, maintain strong attendance and graduate on time, they are prepared for secondary education or to enter the workforce. A well educated workforce ensures individual financial stability and a robust, thriving economy.
Our goal is to help children flourish in their education.
We’re fighting to help every child have the best possible future. With an approach to education that spans from cradle to career, we’re making sure children start school ready to learn, achieve on-grade reading levels, maintain strong attendance and graduate on time.
Click below to learn more about each of our programs, initiatives and collaborations focused on education:
OUR IMPACT IN 2021
GET INVOLVED: BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Help children on the path to success by becoming a Read to Succeed volunteer reading coach. The Women United® Read to Succeed initiative focuses on helping children read at grade level by the end of third grade. Coaches meet weekly with a student for 30 minutes to listen to them read and provide intervention tactics to help them improve their reading skills.
Learn more about the program and how you can change a child’s life by serving as a reading coach.
LIVE UNITED BLOG: EDUCATION
Read our latest blog posts about our education based initiatives and their impact.
For more information, contact Heather Crump, United Way Community Impact Manager for Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 267‑1321 ext. 4234.
Our focus is on health, education, financial stability and basic needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Click below to learn more about what we’re doing, the programs we invest in and our lasting impact in each area.