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United Way Profit In Education©

An Initiative of United Way of Greater St. Joseph Since 1989

 

Improving the education level of the potential and current workforce. 

  

 About Profit In Education :

Through United Way Profit in Education, businesses, agencies and eudacators work together to decrease the high school dropout rate in St. Joseph. United Way Profit in Education continues to ensure that the community has an educated workforce by collaborating with and supporting education efforts across the community to increase the high shool gradution rate in St. Joseph. 

The Programs:

United Way Reading Adventure:

a program that helps kids maintain or improve their level of reading. United Way sends volunteers into classrooms and summer school/childcare programs to read to and with children on a weekly basis to encourage a love of reading.

    

United Way Speakers' Bureau:

a program that connects business and industry representatives with students by encouraging them to participate in career fair days at local schools; speak to classes about the duties and expectations in their industry; or meet with classes to assist them with project-based learning. 

      

 

Breakfast with the Experts:

a program in which United Way works with middle and high school counselors to identify career interests of students and arrange a panel of professionals to speak to students about the paths available in their industry.

   

 

Volunteer:

  • Profit In Education Council
  • Reading with students during Reading Adventures (sign up to be a reader here)
  • Visiting classrooms to teach students about job opportunities

 

For more information, contact Jodi Bloemker, Director of Community Investment at

816.364.2381 or jodi.bloemker@stjosephunitedway.org