Our Work in Education
United Way of Indian River County has been making children a focus for over 12 years through funding, through community change work and policy advocacy. You can take part, galvanize this community to raise awareness of early learning, support families, and push for programs, budgets and laws improving young children's lives.
United Way is proud to be a Moonshot Moment partner. Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Up until the third grade, children learn to read, but from that point forward, they are expected to read to learn. Our School District has set a bold goal that 90% of students will be reading on grade level by the end of third grade in 2018. The schools, however, can’t do it alone.
The entire community needs to work together to support this goal.
Learn more at www.moonshotmoment.org