Our PACT for Education...
By helping children find success at the earliest
possible age, we have an opportunity to stop problems before they begin.
United Way of Acadiana wants to see at least 90%
percent of students in our community graduate high school on time. Two key
factors that can help us reach that goal? School readiness and reading at grade
Starting school ready to learn gives children the
background they need to be academically successful. Programs and activities
like our Early Learning Centers, Born Learning and Dolly Parton’s Imagination
Library expose children to education fundamentals that put them on a path to succeed
And a student’s success is determined early.
Children who are unable to read at grade level by fourth grade are four times
more likely to drop out of school. Through efforts like United Way Readers,
we’re making a difference by calling attention to early-grade literacy and
providing literacy support – which, in turn, increases their chances of staying
Making strides toward a 90% percent graduation
rate will no doubt have a positive effect on the community. It creates a
trained workforce, which can draw new businesses to the area, and that can mean
a lower unemployment rate and a lower crime rate.
By supporting United Way of Acadiana’s efforts in
EDUCATION, you are helping advance the common good, creating opportunities for
a better life for all. Be a part of the change. GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.
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