Last year, because you gave...
- More than 330 children received early care and education to help them begin their school years ready to learn.
- 113 children with a disability or special need and their families received services that helped the children work toward important developmental milestones.
- More than 571 students participated in after-school youth programs.
- 1594 school-age children attended summer programs and camp for enrichment and learning.
- 1,368 youth built character, knowledge, and skills through scouting.
- 8,458 documented volunteer community service hours were completed through scouting.
- 320 at-risk children were impacted by a positive adult mentor.
- 13 adults developed skills to be effective leaders in the community.
- Area businesses partnered with more than 500 students to help them learn about local employers and education required to work in particular jobs.
- 61 adults with disabilities participated in life skills training.
- 158 young children increased knowledge of safety issues by attending Safety Town.
- Thousands of new and gently used books were distributed to local children through United Way Take A Book Tuesday in partnership with 22 youth programs and summer feeding sites. Many included a homemade bookmark or note from a caring community member.
“To be a part of a child reaching a developmental goal and share that excitement with their families is the best feeling!” This was a quote on Kim’s 2018 scholarship application. Kim had been working in the UCP of Northwest Missouri Children’s Program when she decided she wanted to further
her education to better serve the children in her care. With the help of a United Way Success By 6® scholarship, she was able to go back to school and pursue a degree in education with an emphasis on special education. Her career goal was to be promoted to UCP’s special education teacher, but instead she was promoted to Children’s Program Director and continues to positively impact children and families in her leadership role.