Our Work

United Way of Indian River County has been making children a focus for over 50 years through funding, through community work, and through policy advocacy. We galvanize this community to raise awareness of early learning, support families, and push for programs, budgets and laws improving children's lives. We know that education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. Strong, productive communities are dependent upon a skilled workforce that can compete in a global economy. It is critical to reach children early—even before they start school. Once a young person falls behind it can be very difficult to catch up.

Parents who have support early on can build great futures for their children. United Way is working with schools, parents, and organizations to ensure that every child has a chance for success in school, work, and life by investing in programs that produce results.

Education Impact Area

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Overarching Goal: Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential

Early Learning - All children are nurtured by caregivers who promote early learning and development to prepare them for Kindergarten.

  • Community Goal: to increase to 85% the children who enter Kindergarten ready to succeed, by 2019.

School and Academic Success - All children succeed and achieve in school and that students will continue to stay on track for High School Readiness.

  • Community Goal: to increase to 90% the 3rd Graders who are performing on Grade Level and increase their positive behaviors, by 2019.

Graduate for Success -  Students graduate high school on time prepared for continuing education, work and life.

  • Community Goal: to increase to 90% the students who graduate on time from High School, by 2019.

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