Propelling children forward with academic certainty…
In our local community and in alignment with United Way’s national goals, United Way of Southern Nevada is committed to securing more academic opportunity for all children, engaging families in their children’s academic journey to ensure a lifetime of success, and increasing teacher’s skills and proficiencies for greater pupil-student engagement and learning.
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To help all children enter school ready to learn, to move through school with confidence, be career ready at graduation, so that they happily and positively contribute to the local workforce.
All children enter school at grade level or above, consistently close the achievement gap and demonstrate proficiency in reading, math and literacy by third grade.
Driving results that allow children to thrive
• More than 20,000 high school students and their families have received information, support and resources to increase on-time graduation.
• More than 42,000 hours of professional development have been deployed, strengthening the skill base and competency of early childhood educators.
• Nearly 11,000 preschool students and their families have participated in family engagement workshops, contributing to more confident, healthier and happier families.
• More than 600 children earned preschool scholarships, helping to give students a strong start with a solid academic, social and emotional foundation.
Enrollment in quality early childhood education programs improves student performance all the way through on-time high school graduation by building a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning.