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United Way makes sure children and youth 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.

A good education is a cornerstone of 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. The path to success begins early and we provide a strong foundation through initiatives such as Ready 4 Kindergarten - which is helping children and families facing numerous barriers to achieving academic success and overall wellness.
Click here to see a listing of all United Way funded programs through Community Impact grants.

Ready 4 Kindergarten (R4K)

United Way Education Initiative

R4K is a partnership between United Way, local schools, parents, and community organizations. R4K Family School Navigators engage local resources ensuring children start school ready to learn and continue their education fully engaged, paving the way for career and life success. Learn more about R4K.