Preparing Kids for Success

Reading is the key

A quality education that leads to a job that pays well is one of the building blocks for a good life. Yet many children in the Capital Region come from homes and neighborhoods where they face serious obstacles.

Did you know?

  • 46% of children are not ready to succeed in school by the age of 5.

  • Only 17% of chronically absent* children in Kindergarten & 1st grade can read by the end of 3rd grade.
    *Students are missing 2+ days of school per month

  • Children who are not reading proficiently by 4th grade are 4x more likely to drop out of high school.

United Way is working hard to change these statistics.

Your contribution today will help more Capital Region children gain the foundation for success.