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Education

Our Focus: Help children and young adults achieve their potential.

Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. More importantly, education benefits the whole community: high school graduates earn more and contribute more to our local economy, are more engaged in our communities and are more likely to raise kids who also graduate. United Way of St. Johns County is about lasting solutions that build opportunity for all. We look at the big picture to see what resources are lacking and how we can address those gaps to keep kids on track to graduate.

To improve education, United Ways are helping children and youth to:

  • Start school ready to succeed
  • Read at grade level early on
  • Succeed in the middle grades
  • Complete secondary education
  • Pursue college or a post-secondary credential

Our Goal: United Way Worldwide launched a 10-year initiative to cut the number of high school dropouts in half by 2018. It’s an ambitious goal, but by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve it.

We invite you to give, to advocate, or to volunteer—only by working together can we help every child unlock their full potential and empower the workforce of tomorrow.