Education

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United Way works to improve education in Anderson County

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. We work with schools, local agencies, and families to improve education outcomes for our children.

The Challenge

  • 2 out of every 10 children enter 1st grade without the skills ready for learning and educational success.
  • 1 out of 4 youth do not graduate high school on time.
  • Anderson County teen pregnancy rates are significantly higher than the State and Nation.

Our Goal

  • Early learning is a priority in the home before entering into kindergarten.
  • Children are ready to learn and succeed once they enter into the educational system.
  • All 3rd graders are reading on grade level.
  • Fewer teen pregnancies among our youth; encourage good decision making for life.
  • Youth graduating from school on time and ready to be productive citizens in society.

Funds raised are invested in programs that:

  • Increase the number of children who enter first grade with skills ready for success.
  • Offer youth development and leadership opportunities.
  • Prevent teen pregnancy.
  • Increase high school graduation rates.

Programs

Weekend SnackPack

Camp iRock

Little Libraries

Born Learning Trails

Funded Partners