United Way of the River Cities fights for the education of every person in our community.

By forging partnerships, by mobilizing both human and financial resources, and by inspiring people to join us to create solutions, we change the game around these three critical issues:

Education Initiative Goals

Success in five key areas builds the likelihood of sustained independence into adulthood. The United Way Education Initiative has identified objectives in each area to promote high school completion and career readiness!

<p>Kindergarten Readiness</p>

Kindergarten Readiness

Children will enter school
developmentally on track.
<p>On Grade Level</p>

On Grade Level

Young learners will read on
grade level.
<p>Middle School<br> Success</p>

Middle School

Middle schoolers will
demonstrate regular school

<p>High School<br> Success</p>

High School

High schoolers will
demonstrate regular
school attendance.
<p>Ready by 21</p>

Ready by 21

Young adults will be
ready for higher education
or the workforce.

Education Initiative Programs

To achieve these objectives, the Education Initiative works with community partners to implement the following very
successful activities and programs:

Education Funded Partners

School and community-based mentoring

Basic employability skills for under-resourced individuals

Tutoring homework, mentoring, computer use and enrichment

Free literacy services for adults and families seeking to achieve a literacy/numeracy goal