The United Way has many projects in which they provide services for. Some of these are help in education of the youth, their campaign for the common good, transportation services, and penny drives. All of these things go a long way to serve those in communities across the nation. They are a very reputable agency and may be the most commonly known. In 2008, the United Way started a campaign to reduce the number of youth who drop out of school by half by the year 2008 (Education, 2013).
The hope is to use their three core strengths to achieve this goal. These core strengths are a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity. They believe by starting as early as possible to give children quality experiences will give them the keys to succeed later on in their education years. United Ways are leading initiatives to improve the quality of childcare, family support, early intervention and public awareness activities to equip parents to make the best choices for their families' (Enter School Ready to Succeed, 2013).
[...] Behavior problems and truancy lead to suspensions which can lead them to fall further behind. By the time they reach high school eight out of ten of these trouble youth will not have the skills necessary to succeed. “Many United Ways are already working on these important middle grade transitions. Some have begun to map and improve quality out-of-school time resources” (Make a Successful Trasition to Middle School, 2013). All of this is done to try to prepare young people for high school and later the skills needed to go on to college or the working world. [...]
[...] So I did just as my mother had done with me and went through our house collecting those pennies that so many of us toss around on a daily basis not thinking how they can add up and go toward doing something good in our community. In conclusion, The United Way does a lot of good things for the people in our community. Next time you see that penny on the ground or find one in an old jacket pocket rather than discard it as “just a penny,” put up and collect as many as you can then find your local United Way and make a donation to make a change in your community with your change. References Education. [...]
[...] The first of these, education has been described above. By over-seeing the education of the youth, this helps in one way the income of the community by giving them the skills to succeed in the work force and have the income to provide for themselves and the future generations the will brings into this world. The United way provides transportation for the disabled in the community. Those with disabilities are not always in the position to be able to have transportations to doctors, school, or work. [...]
[...] (2013). Retrieved from United Way. Org: http://www.unitedway.org/our-work/education/ Enter School Ready to Succeed. (2013). Retrieved from United Way. Org: http://www.unitedway.org/our-work/enter-school-ready-to-succeed Graduate from High School on Time. (2013). Retrieved from United Way. Org: http://www.unitedway.org/our-work/graduate-from-high-school-on-time Make a Successful Trasition to Middle School. (2013). [...]
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