This school year, the Steps to Success start with you. Learn more about what you can do to help students on their educational journey.

Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness month. We invite you to join us in sharing information about the importance of attendance.

Petersburg School-Based Health Center

United Way is working with local organizations through the Petersburg City and Schools Partnership to open a school-based health center at Petersburg High School.


One of the easiest and most effective ways to succeed in school is simply showing up. For students without health insurance, this is easier said than done. If a student is not receiving appropriate medical care and is not healthy, it is difficult—if not impossible—for that child to succeed in school. 

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Preparing for a New School Year

Are there specific things that we often overlook when preparing students for a new school year?

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Steps to a Successful School Year

Why is a new school year so important? What is United Way doing to support students, schools and communities?

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Helping Your School, Helping Your Community

We all can play a role in helping schools get ready for a new school year – from donating supplies for teachers to buying an extra backpack for a kid in need to signing up to volunteer.

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