United for Education

Half of students entering kindergarten in our region do not meet readiness standards.

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

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. It lifts people out of poverty and empowers people to live meaningful lives. But education also ensures a community’s economic prosperity: a well-educated workforce attracts world-class jobs.

From pre-k to high school graduation, United Way is fighting to ensure that the next generation is equipped with the skills to succeed in school and in life. Our work is designed to intervene early to prevent the barriers that cause children to fail and to provide the resources necessary to encourage our youth to remain productive and engaged. We fight to maximize early learning so our children enter kindergarten prepared for school and we are working to make sure more of our youth graduate from high school well-prepared for college and careers.  
The Power of a Dollar:
$100 will purchase new pajamas, books and toothbrushes and snacks for 6 children this holiday season through the Sweet Dreams Project.

Partner Agencies Supporting Education
4Kids, a Faith Community Partnership
Anderson County Adult Learning Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass
Bluegrass Community & Technical College Foundation
Bluegrass Community Action Partnership
Bourbon County 4-H Council
Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc.
Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass
Chrysalis House
Clark County Children's Council
Community Action Council
DuBois Community Center
Fayette County Public Schools
Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council
Growing Together Preschool, Inc.
Jessamine County Adult Education
Jessamine County Schools
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
Montgomery County 4-H Council
Montgomery County Schools Education Foundation
Paris-Bourbon County YMCA
Partners In Education Reading Camp
Red Oak Elementary
Repairers Lexington
Telford Community Center YMCA
The Cleveland Home dba Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass
The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families
The Salvation Army
Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County
Visually Impaired Preschool Services
Woodford County 4-H Council
Woodford County Reading Club
Woodford County Theatrical Arts
YMCA of Central Kentucky