We’re helping kids read at grade level as early as possible so they will graduate from high school.
Our STAR READERS project is one program addressing this need head on. This program works with schools to locate K-3 students with significant reading challenges and helps them read at grade level by the time they take the STAR Test.
So far: 693 students served.
40% of STAR Readers are now reading at grade level.
Additionally, United Way is taking the lead on our local Campaign for Grade Level Reading. This collaborative effort, made up of funders, nonprofit partners and community members, is working to ensure more of our low-income children succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, careers and active citizenship. Imagine the collective impact we can have when everyone comes together to extinguish academic failure from the lives of our children.
Now more than ever, our community needs you, your energy, passion, and commitment. Let’s work together as first responders to meet our community’s greatest needs.
The classroom setting is traditionally thought as the center of learning and hard work for students. There is much emphasis on test preparation and strategy, and critical thinking abilities. While these skills are certainly important, it often leaves no room for creative play.
Play and creative thinking should not be thought as disruptive to these efforts, but as supplemental. Creative play can also harness interest and motivation in students, creating an conducive environment for learning.
Untied Way’s certified nonprofit funded partners are the integral forces creating change and bringing to life our vision of stronger and more compassionate communities through our education initiatives.