reach their full potential
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes. These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.
United Way of Sumner County is working at critical points to help children achieve their potential through education. We're engaging the community to support youth by volunteering, mobilizing resources to improve access to quality affordable child care and early learning opportunities, partnering with local schools and parents to improve graduation rates, and providing after-school and mentoring programs for at-risk youth.
Our programs focus on overcoming barriers to learning and promoting lifelong literacy, starting from pre-school and lasting through adulthood.
For 2015-16, United Way of Sumner County allocated $142,000 to local programs in the Education focus area. To learn more about these programs, click HERE.