Our PACT for Education...
By helping children find success at
the earliest possible age, we have an opportunity to stop problems before they
United Way of Acadianaís goal is to see at least 90%
percent of students graduate high school on time. Two key factors that can help
reach that goal: School readiness and reading at grade level.
Starting school ready to learn gives
children the background they need to be academically successful. Programs and
activities like the Early Head Start Early Learning Centers, Born Learning and
Dolly Partonís Imagination Library expose children to education fundamentals
that put them on a path to succeed in school.
And a studentís 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. United Way Readers are
making a difference in early-grade literacy by providing literacy support through
extra reading practice Ė which, in turn, increases their chances of staying in
Making strides toward a 90%
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 and crime rates.
By joining the EDUCATION
movement, you are helping to advance the common good by creating opportunities
for a better life for all.
Voices for the Common Good from United Way of Acadiana on Vimeo.