On #GivingTuesday you can power education to fuel successful lives!
Knowledge is power. But not every family has the resources to give their children a strong start in education or provide the tools they need to be successful in high school.
In 2018, in the communities we serve, the power of giving has enabled:
--971 youth to attend out-of-school-time programming and school readiness initiatives
--613 youth received reading intervention and tutorial programming
--83% of youth who participated in the Academic Success Program has a school attendance rate of 90% or more
But there is more work to be done. Today, the youth of the world need knowledge, skills and credentials to secure jobs that can sustain families. And success in the future will take innovation—innovation that will be driven by the youth who are empowered through education.
United Way and the Danville Public School System have partnered to create the Transition Stop. This program is designed to provide access for qualified families to school clothing, hygiene products, school supplies and a washer and dryer. Students need to enter school each day clean and equipped with the right tools for success.
This year, #GivingTuesday will be on December 3, and you can join the world in helping improve education in Danville. #GivingTuesday is a global movement that harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes and communities they believe in. On this day, every single act of volunteerism or donation to United Way is amplified by the sheer number of people joining in. Last year, more than 3.6 million people from 150 countries joined together to raise $400 million on this day of giving. And United Way stands ready to keep the momentum going this year to power education in Danville.