We are revitalizing United Way Readers

in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana!

We are thrilled to announce a transformative partnership between United Way of Acadiana and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana in our collective pursuit of community enrichment through education. At the heart of this collaboration is the revitalization of the acclaimed United Way Readers initiative, which will be administered by the dedicated team at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteers, the backbone of our community engagement, will embark on a rewarding journey with United Way Readers, fostering a love for literacy and learning among the youth we serve!

About United Way Readers

Designed to empower young minds, aged six to young adulthood, from ALICE or poverty-level households. United Way Readers in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs them with caring and well-vetted adult role models. United Way of Acadiana is proud to be at the forefront of this endeavor, offering vital support to create meaningful, one-on-one mentorship relationships that transcend societal barriers.

Whether through community-based interactions or site-based meetings, our mentors play a pivotal role in providing guidance, support, and encouragement. By connecting our “littles” to resources and opportunities, instilling a belief in themselves, and inspiring success in academics, social endeavors, and economic pursuits, United Way is actively shaping a brighter future for our community. Through these programs, we strive to equip our youth with the tools needed to overcome adversities they face and achieve success in school, life, and career. United Way of Acadiana is committed to fostering a community where every individual, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Together, with Big Brothers Big Sisters, we are laying the foundation for a more resilient and empowered generation.