Keep Kids in School
Attendance is key to success in school. We are making sure parents know how important attendance is, helping families build stable households, and keeping kids healthy so they go to school every day.
United Way is proud to serve as the lead convener of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in the Sacramento region. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a nationwide initiative dedicated to empowering young children to read at grade-level by the end of the third grade. Read below to find out how United Way and its partners are leading the way to get kids reading!
In January 2016, we launched a two-generation initiative to improve kids’ academic stability and achievement by helping at-risk households in the Robla School District to address housing and financial instability in both the short and long term. Our lead partner is Mutual Assistance Network, with support from Sacramento Self-Help Housing and Roberts Family Development Center.
Currently, many students in Sacramento don’t have easy access to appealing drinking water outside of mealtimes and the health benefits of water consumption are critical to growing students. We want to ensure that students in our community are given every opportunity to live their healthiest lives and are able to focus in the classroom, starting with the students in Robla School District.