“Every child deserves the best possible future, and quality education is a foundation for success in all areas of life.”
Education and school readiness should never be dictated by zip code. All children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and become the next leaders in our community, but too many children, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods, are struggling to make it to high school graduation.
Giving kids the skills to succeed in school sets them up for lifelong success and lays a foundation that will span generations to come. Education is change that lasts!
Why it Matters
Education is the foundation of individual and community success. Children who receive a quality early education are ready for kindergarten are more likely to stay on track and graduate from high school. Teens who finish high school are more likely to stay out of trouble, be better prepared for the workforce to order to add to our local economy, and pursue higher education, laying the foundation for a stronger, healthier Wabash Valley.
What We Are Doing
We have two impact councils focused on helping children start school ready to learn and successfully advancing through school. United Way is working with schools, parents, and organizations to ensure that every child has a chance for success in school, work, and life by investing in programs that produce results.
We’re laying a foundation for a brighter future for all, starting with our very youngest. Kids are our best investment for our future, creating long-lasting change for generations to come.
We all win when a child succeeds in school.
Promoting healthy early childhood development to ensure children enter school ready to succeed.
Empowering youth to be responsible, reliable, and respectful individuals by supporting resources, programs, and initiatives.