United Way Works to end America’s education crisis
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes.1 These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.
Investing in local programs : River Valley United Way supports and invests in local agencies to deliver a diverse set of services to meet the educational needs of children and youth in our community. Programs such as before and after school care, youth development programs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, early childhood education, Teen Court, Safe Place and more.