Education is the key to unlocking a student’s potential and achieving financial success. Nevertheless, there are districts in our region where up to 40 percent of students won’t graduate from high school. United Way’s work touches on all phases of a student’s educational journey—from advocating for quality early education and keeping children in the same schools when their families move, to helping more students graduate from high school.
United Way breaks down barriers to educational equity from every angle:
- Our Family Centers, based in United Way Neighborhood Zones, provide free or low-cost onsite care and enriching early childhood education.
- Our on Track 4 Success program in Baltimore City schools uses early warning indicators to help young students now so they don’t drop out of school later.
- We’re bridging the digital divide by providing the technology that today’s learning environment demands.
- And we make sure students stay in their same school if their families are forced to move when facing eviction or other housing crises.
- Young Men United, the largest program of its kind in United Way history, will help 1,500 young men of color get into and graduate from college, ready to enter and strengthen our workforce.
- Together, we are putting more students on the path to learning and feeding their curiosity, earning their diploma, and achieving their dreams