Keep Kids on Track


Keep Kids on Track

When kids hit reading and math milestones, we know they are on track for college. We are providing tutors and small groups to make sure all kids receive the help they need to stay on track.


Experience Corps literacy program
Become a volunteer literacy tutor and make a lasting impact on a child's life

AARP Foundation Experience Corps If kids aren’t reading at grade level by 4th grade, they will have a hard time keeping up across multiple subjects. United Way helps kids stay on track in school and achieve key milestones. Today, four out of five low-income students and two-thirds of U.S. fourth graders have missed this important milestone. Together we can change this.

Led locally by United Way, AARP Experience Corps members volunteer as tutors at local schools to help Kindergarten through third grade students become confident successful readers.

​Last year, our local United Way volunteers tutored 415 students at 17 schools. After only one year of tutoring, 62% of students who started below grade level improved their reading and literacy performance.

 AARP Experience Corps volunteers are at local schools approximately 2 days per week, 2-3 hours per day  throughout the school year.

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Summer Literacy Programs

The United Way Summer Education Program Convening Group is a network of summer education providers and housing complexes working together to provide enriching educational activities for children in the Sacramento area.


Campaign for Grade Level Reading

United Way is proud to serve as a community partner 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!


Healthy Meals Program

One in five students is food insecure in the capital region, which is higher than the national average. Students who go to school hungry
are unable to focus and learn.

United Way’s Healthy Meals program aims to increase children’s access to well-balanced, nutritious free meals to fuel their ability to learn, play and grow. 

Last year, our local United Way served 198,959 meals to local students at 13 after school programs and 23 community sites.