United Way makes sure children and youth can start school ready to succeed and adopts a comprehensive approach to education that spans all the way from cradle to career. 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.
Here is a list of Our Partners in Education.
Serving 500 students per year, The Literacy Center offers year-round instruction and tutoring to adults in Basic Literacy, High School Equivalency, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Citizenship Preparation, and Computer Literacy. The Center also offers family literacy activities, counseling for out-of-school youth (16-21), and health, occupational and financial literacy.
Project Reach High helps adult students acquire the skills to meet their personal and employment goals. Classes meet from 4-7 hours per week, year-round. Student goals may include learning to read, earning a High School Equivalency, becoming competent in English, gaining US citizenship, securing a new or better job, getting a driver's license, entering post-secondary education or training, gaining financial or health literacy, or helping children succeed in school. As part of the curriculum, students conduct career exploration, write resumes, practice job interviews, and learn how to search for a job.
For students who may be unable to participate in classroom activities due to scheduling, anxiety, or other specific needs, the volunteer tutoring program is the answer! Trained tutors meet with students for 1-4 hours per week, year-round. Tutors can work independently, assist in the classroom or provide a supplement to the classroom experience.