We all know that a good life begins with a good education. That’s why we’re working to prepare children to enter school ready to learn, to build strong reading skills by third grade, to remain socially and academically engaged in school and to graduate on-time and college- or workforce-ready.
Here’s just some ways in which we are achieving these outcomes:
42 programs at United Way Impact Partner agencies that offer quality early care and education, out-of-school opportunities that improve academic performance, decision-making skills and reduce absenteeism and college prep support for high school students.
By working together, we can help high-promise youth become successful in their careers and agents for change in their community. Through the United Way Youth Institute, local youth, regardless of social economic status, develop leadership and service learning skills through mentorship, college exploration, learning about our three impact areas, and by implementing a local service learning project.
Post-secondary success is priority in school age education. As the backbone of the local college access network (LCAN), Graduate Miami Dade, we collaborate with other professionals across the county to bridge the inequity gaps seen in education. Foci include FAFSA completion, scholarship attainment, resources for career development, and special population advocacy.
Wouldn’t it be convenient to find access to school information or tips on health and wellness all under one roof? Welcome to United Way EDEN Place—Miami-Dade’s educational family resource centers. Discover the wide range of free services available in the Overtown and North Miami communities and the impact on families and children.
In 2007, we opened our United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, an innovative educational and professional learning initiative dedicated to elevating the quality of early care and education in Miami-Dade and beyond.
Focusing on neighborhoods of greatest need
An additional $27 million in state funding for early learning programs through our advocacy efforts with our local and state partners.
Pairing 200 adult volunteers with young children at prekindergarten classrooms to elevate their literacy skills, through our ReadingPals program.