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United Way funds a variety of programs and agencies that make quality, early childhood education opportunities available to thousands of children across our region. Last year, over 30,000 children were served through United Way funded programs. 

1 in 2 students are not prepared to enter kindergarten on the first day of school.

Children aren't born ready for success in life. Readiness is a process that begins before birth and must be continually developed during the early years of a child's life. United Way is leading initiatives to improve the quality of childcare, family support, and early intervention to equip parents to make the best choices for their families.


2 out of 5 high school graduates are unprepared for college or career.

Studies show that out-of-school time directly affects youth behavior and academic success. School progress and achievement often reflect how their time outside of school is structured. United Way helps children and youth achieve their potential with the understanding that education is the foundation for a good life, setting the individual on a path of personal fulfillment, economic security and societal contribution.

United Way funds a variety of programs working to ensure student success, both inside and outside the classroom.

Learn more about these United Way programs that support student success: