Philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
At our United Way, we strive to bring out the potential in everyone. Whether a child who is struggling to read, or an adult trying to make ends meet, we convene, we collaborate and we commit to helping people tap into their potential to live healthy, productive lives. This includes achieving financial wellness.
By reading regularly to your children during preschool years, you are giving them a big boost toward a successful education.
With the help of local community partners in Yolo County, our local United Way is helping children in Yolo County build home libraries at no cost through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Each month, a new book is mailed directly to your child’s home every month for a year until their 5th birthday.
We help kids stay on track and reach important educational milestones. Throughout the school year, volunteer tutors help first and second grade students, who test below standard on Beginning Phonics Skills Test (BPST), become stronger readers.
KinderCamp is a four-week summer program for incoming kindergartners who have not had the opportunity to go to preschool.
This free program gives students the opportunity to experience a classroom environment, be exposed to basic math and reading skills, and advance their social and emotional development. KinderCamp is also a collaborative community initiative that connects families with programs and services to help keep kids healthy so they can go to school every day ready to learn.
Young children who are introduced to early language, books and literacy experiences tend to read sooner and excel in school. Woodland Kids Read supports early childhood literacy by making reading fun for young kids.
Why are the Woodland United Way and United Way California
Capital Region merging?
Both organizations have much in common including shared goals and are collaborating in many ways to improve outcomes for children in the region. The Woodland United Way approached UWCCR about the possibility of a merger in April 2018. Both groups’ boards of directors approved the merger in November 2018 after months of exploration and community meetings.
June is Internet Safety Month, and families across the country can benefit from a wealth of tools and resources to shore up their at-home technologies. To kick things off, we’d like to highlight one company in particular that is changing the way parents can help protect their kids from digital dangers.