Why It's Critical
Kids starting kindergarten behind in learning skills.
People who have gone on to education beyond high school.
Estimated number of jobs that will require education beyond high school by 2030.
Children receiving free books to build critical learning skills
Families tracking their child’s development with free Learning Checkups
Kids served in partner youth programs. 87% on track for academic success
project ready for school
The earliest years are the most important in the life of a child. United Way helps parents prepare their children to start school with the skills they need to succeed, including a love of books and reading.
Children who can't read at grade level are at high risk of dropping out of school. Whether it's providing neighborhood reading centers, Lexia programs, free books or Reading Eggs software, United Way is committed to instilling a love of reading in all children in the Tennessee Valley.
From mentoring to internships and everything in between, United Way is hard at work collecting partners and leveraging resources to make sure our kids excel in school and graduate on time.