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EDUCATION: United for Children and Youth
Champion Young Children and Support the Success of School-Age Youth
We all want to see children grow into adults who are accomplished members of our workforce and strong leaders of our community. But right now in our region, more than 1,200 high school students drop out every year and 1 in 7 young children lack the literacy skills they need to succeed in kindergarten.
Join United Way in our work to:
- Help all children, from birth to age 5, be healthy, well-cared for and ready to succeed in school.
- Help youth develop positive behaviors and graduate on time with the necessary skills to be productive citizens.
It takes all of us, working together, to give each young child a smart beginning and to give each school-age youth the support they need to graduate high school.
Your United Way Gift Helps Children and Youth
United for Children
United for Youth
Your United Way Gift in the Community
2012-2013 Descriptions of United Way's Supported Programs for Children and Youth
2012-2013 United Way Program Funding for Children and Youth
2012-2013 Descriptions of United Way's Supported Programs in Petersburg/Southside
2012-2013 United Way Program Funding for Petersburg/Southside
Volunteers Who Lead the Way
Children, Youth and Families Action Council roster
Southside Action Council roster
Community Building Committee roster
Focus on Young Children
From birth to the age of 5, children need to gain the skills and experiences that will help them succeed in school and in life. One of United Way's top priorities is to ensure that children in the Greater Richmond-Petersburg region gain those skills. To reach this goal, United Way leads Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond in partnership with the Greater Richmond Chamber. Visit the Smart Beginnings website to learn more.