COMMUNITY NEED: Education & School Readiness
35% of third grade students in Johnson and Washington Counties are not reading at grade level.
United Way is shaping success from the ground up. Research highlights that third-grade reading proficiency is a strong predictor of academic success and we are committed to preparing our youngest community members for excellence. United Way volunteers create various activities for early learners that are then distributed to children through kindergarten orientations, literacy nights, and other interventions in high-poverty schools.
35% of Third grade students in Johnson and Washington Counties are not reading at grade level.
UNITED WAY IMPACT: $331,247 in Investments to Partner Agencies Meeting Education & Early Childhood Needs:
Community Partners & Volunteers have come together to provide: