United Way fights for the education, financial stability and health of every person in every neighborhood.
1 out of 5 third graders in Utah County doesn’t read at grade level.
The ability to read at grade level makes a huge difference for later success. For example, research shows that if a child does not read at grade level in third grade, they are 3-5 times more likely to drop out of high school.
Third grade reading scores are a crucial barometer for children’s educational success, and if we want a strong community later, we need to act now.
What has United Way done about it?
The good news is that these things are working. In 2012, 3 out of 10 third graders weren’t on track, and thanks to interventions like these, we’re down to 2 out of 10 (or 1/5).
Help us keep the momentum going
Start with your family
Reach out to your neighborhood
Bring it to your workplace
Programs & Partners
United Way isn’t about just one thing or one way to solve problems; complex social issues require complex solutions and they require all of us working together.
Sometimes we start programs in a neighborhood that doesn’t have any. Sometimes we think it’s important to not reinvent the wheel, so we put our efforts toward supporting what already exists.
Here’s who works with us to help all kids succeed in school: