More than 40% of Northeast Florida students aren’t ready for Kindergarten are not reading at grade-level by 3rd grade or are not on track to graduate by 10th grade, which leads to higher dropout rates and fewer college degrees. Furthermore, a lack of workforce readiness and early career experience has been shown to result in lower lifetime earnings and persistent, lifelong income challenges.
Break the cycle of generational poverty and foster long-term financial security and success for Northeast Florida residents.
To accomplish this goal, United Way will focus on priority strategies including:
Dropout prevention program for at-risk students offers in-home support, mentorship, academic tutoring and opportunities for parent engagement.Learn More
Free financial education, counseling and tax preparation services to help families and individuals save money and build assets.Learn More
Scholarships provide access to full-day, year-round, high-quality early learning programs for preschoolers from financially insecure families who don’t qualify for state subsidies.Learn More