EDUCATION OUTCOMES

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Here are some area outcomes made possible last year thanks to people who GIVE to United Way . . .
One story  ̶  Andy is not quite a teenager, but he knows how to survive through difficult circumstances: a parent in prison, living with no utilities, and having to go to school and learn while decisions that affect him at home are out of his control. In the midst of the chaos, a United Way funded program for youth has provided a calm, safe place to play and to gain good, new life experiences. Through the program, he is excelling in a sport and is excited about goals he's setting and reaching.

Some of the bigger picture from last year

>639 children received early care and education to help them begin their school years ready to learn.
>190 children with a disability or special need and their families received services that helped the children work toward important developmental milestones.
>396 families and caregivers were educated about car seats and proper installation to keep children safe while riding in motor vehicles.
>888 students participated in after-school youth programs.
>Through education, more than 131 moms and dads improved their ability to provide quality parenting for their infants beginning during the months of pregnancy.
>Nearly 200 incoming kindergartners and their families participated in programs to equip them for school success.
>More than 350 children read with volunteers to help maintain reading skills.
>62 teen parents continued on with their education or employment throughout pregnancy and after delivery.
>1,003 adults were trained about issues related to occupational safety.
>3,708 youth built character, knowledge, and skills through scouting.
>22,270 documented volunteer community service hours were completed through scouting.
>121 at-risk children were impacted by a positive adult mentor.
>27 adults developed skills to be effective leaders in the community.
>Area businesses partnered with 50 students in grades 7 through 12 to help them learn about local employers and education required to work in particular jobs.
>1,106 students received new shoes at the beginning of the school year.
>91 boys earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scout rank.
>67 adults with disabilities participated in life skills training.
>2,137 school-age children attended camp for summer enrichment learning and positive activities.
>Early educators and childcare professionals participated in 2,836 clock-hours of training.
>396 families and caregivers were educated about car seats and proper installation to keep children safe while riding in motor vehicles.