United Way works to end America’s education crisis
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes.1 These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.
The Columbus Area United Way Education Goal:
"Increase to 95% the number of high school graduates planning to continue their education with post-secondary education, career certification or military training."
The United Way partners with local agencies to provide help in the areas of Academic Skills, Scholastic Support, Emotional Intelligence, Career Planning, and Attendance Support.