Together, We Support Education

Focusing on early care and school readiness, school success and positive youth development
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Together, we’re giving kids the tools they need to succeed – thorough quality early learning opportunities; summer learning activities; literacy, mentoring and leadership programs; affordable child care and reliable after-school care.

How does your gift to United Way change young lives?

We believe that everyone can play a role in ensuring that children grow up to be productive citizens and members of our community. This begins with a good education, which is the foundation for a child’s success in work and life, along with providing supportive programming that helps youth develop necessary skills for their futures. Watch this video from Jim Smith, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, as he shares the impact of United Way’s investments in the youth of our community.

When you give to United Way, this is your impact in the area of Education:

YOUR GIFT HELPS KIDS BECOME BETTER READERS

We know that solid reading skills are the foundation of future success in school and in life. Our Ready.Set.READ! initiative reaches children ages birth to third grade to help build these critical literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

A teenage girl and her adult female mentor are smiling at the camera

YOUR GIFT PROVIDES LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES

Kids who spend quality time with adult role models are more likely to graduate from high school. And leadership opportunities help them develop into caring, independent adults who go on to inspire others.

A female child care teacher is reading an oversized book to four children

YOUR GIFT PROVIDES AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE

When we invest in high quality, affordable child care, working families can maintain stable employment and have peace of mind that their children are in a safe place with trained early childhood educators.

Through our unique Community Wide Care approach, your gift helps children succeed in school, empowers families to become financially stable, promotes healthy lifestyles and helps those most in need. Everything we do is focused on Education, Health, Financial Stability and Safety Net Services. Together, we LIVE UNITED.

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE UNITED?