United Way makes sure children and youth can start school ready to succeed, become proficient readers at a young age, stay on track in middle school, earn their high school diploma and pursue a higher education.
Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. It also benefits the whole community. High school graduates have higher earning potential, contribute more to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities, and are more likely to raise kids who also graduate on time.
United Way adopts a comprehensive approach to education that spans all the way from cradle to career. The path to success begins early, and we provide a strong foundation through initiatives such as Born Learning—which has helped more than 15 million parents, grandparents and caregivers turn everyday moments into fun, educational opportunities for young kids.
Investing in local programs
Lake Area United Way supports and invests in local agencies to deliver a diverse set of services to meet the educational needs of children and youth in our community. Programs such as before and after school care, youth development programs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, early childhood education, Teen Court, Safe Place and more.