Education

Education is the foundation to success in school, work and life. It is the cornerstone to a strong community.

WHY IT MATTERS

Children and youth, right here in south central Kansas, lack the support they need to strengthen literacy skills, stay on track in school, graduate high school on time and find a career. We need to overcome statistics like these:

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of third graders in USD 259 – Wichita Public Schools were not reading at grade level in 2019.
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of students were chronically absent in USD 259 – Wichita Public Schools in 2019.

OUR WORK

Our goal is to help children flourish in their education.

We’re fighting to improve the odds so every child has 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:

JOJO’S JOURNEY

What would you do if you noticed delays in your child’s development? Because United Way funds early childhood assessments at Rainbows United, JoJo received the diagnosis and treatment she needed to thrive.

OUR 2020 IMPACT

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invested in the community through United Way-funded programs to help children thrive in their education.
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times United Way-funded programs helped children reach their potential.
Adult man helping a third grade boy read from a book in the library.

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.

Read to Succeed

FUND A CHILD’S FUTURE

When you donate to United Way, your gift follows children at all points of their education, ensuring their success. Give today.

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OUR FOCUS

Our focus is on healtheducationfinancial 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.