United Way is committed to ensuring every child gets a strong start in life and stays on track to succeed and become a contributing member of the community.
“It’s simply a chain,” says CEO, Bill Varner. “Children who succeed in kindergarten are more likely to be strong readers by the time they’re in the third grade.”
Getting a strong start in life will help with the other issues such as literacy, employment and graduation rates.
United Way provides financial support for eight agencies with missions of improving education. The programs range in scope from early childhood, scouting and child-care to after school programs and mentoring.