Building educational success

United Way’s goal is to enable all children to succeed in their educational journey. This happens when we instill a love of learning by giving them access to books, prepare them for kindergarten, and provide the tools to get them to high school graduation. United Way’s education pathway strategically builds a child’s chances for educational success, and combats the challenges that often impede that progress.

The Education Pathway

477,000 books distributed in 2017
Only 34% of MNPS 3rd graders are reading at grade level
Preparing 627 children for kindergarten 2016
Children not reading on grade level by 3rd grade are 4x more likely to drop out of high school
32,000 residents had access to services at 18 locations
9,635 students received backpacks full of school supplies in 2016
29% of those who do not have a high school diploma live in poverty
5,700 books provided in 2016
help students attain educational success from birth to graduation
Read to Succeed
Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed focuses on building literacy and social-emotional skills for at-risk preschoolers.More Details

Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee
Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee

The Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee provides one book per month to children from birth to age five at no cost to families.More Details

Education Funded Programs
Education Funded Programs

United Way funds 26 partner agencies focused on education.More Details