Bridget was a foster child who needed help with her communication skills. Through UWSN’s early education program at the YMCA, Bridget's education did not stop during the pandemic, and she received important social, emotional, and communication education during her most pivotal year of learning. Through United Way’s support, Bridget now knows how to make good decisions, behave in a positive way, and the consequences of bad choices. Needing more individualized instruction, Bridget's small class size and her teacher’s caring instruction allowed her to bloom, grow and start kindergarten prepared.

Bridget's Story