WE FIGHT FOR EDUCATION
A good education is the foundation to a better life. With a solid education, doors of opportunity open towards sustainable employment, and thus, financial stability. United Way provided 17,600 children, youth, and parents/guardians with access to early-childhood education, supported positive academic outcomes through academic achievement, school attendance, and grade promotion services designed to boost every child’s chance for success in school, work and life.
UNITED WAY MANAGED PROGRAMS
- 132 four year olds participating in Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) classrooms participated in weekly reading comprehension activities for more than 1,000 hours combined that helped develop essential literacy skills through ReadingPals.
- A program that supports low-income, first generation, and/or veteran students at Seminole State College, Destination Graduation provided 344 at-risk students the resources they need to stay in school and graduate with their cohort.
UNITED WAY FUNDED PROGRAMS FAST FACTS
- 1,469 students were impacted by services that provided early-childhood education, supported positive academic outcomes through academic achievement, school attendance, and grade promotion, and assisted youth and their families in developing a written graduation and post-secondary plan
- 100% of children and youth improved their school attendance rates
- 98% of youth achieved an on-track GPA to move to the next grade
- 100% of high school seniors graduated on time
PARTNER AGENCIES IN EDUCATION
Heart of Florida United Way has partnered with non-profit agencies across Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties to ensure students get the assistance they need to succeed. It is only by working united that Central Florida students will be able to live a better life.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
- City Year Orlando
- Foundation for Orange County Public Schools
- Hope CommUnity Center
- Orlando Community & Youth Trust
- Orlando Day Nursery
- Winter Park Day Nursery, Inc.Updated February 2021