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

Our Goal
Leverage resources and relationships in the community to ensure that all children succeed.

Our Strategy
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


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!