United Way works every day to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a better life.
The quality of an individual’s education has a profound and lasting effect on the person’s ability to succeed in the world. We want to boost every child’s chance for success in school, work and life. The impact that United Way of Mat-Su and its partners have on education can ripple through our community, improving health and financial stability. Lasting community change can be achieved by sowing the seeds of success for all children, into the future.
Our Community Plan
All Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
Leverage resources and relationships in the community to ensure that all children succeed.
We invest in, and partner with, programs and organizations that target our focus areas (school readiness, career and life skills preparedness, and academic completion) by:
increasing access to high-quality early childhood education
helping children be promoted at the end of their school year
helping families and students be supported, engaged and connected to schools
engaging youth in the development of competencies, assets, positive attributes and resiliency
engaging parents in supporting their child’s educational progress
fostering exposure to year-round learning opportunities
supporting positive youth activities and social development in the community
helping prepare youth with career and life skills
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Contact us to learn more about ongoing efforts in Education around the Valley, including our annual Day of Action: Stuff the Bus, and how you can help!