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:
Improve and maintain community public school 4-year graduation rate
The Columbus Area United Way chooses to focus on the early years to impact the academic success of our area youth. The first few yeas of a child's education are the most important as the CAUW seeks to insure that all children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten. Fom Kindergarten through 12th grade, the United Way's focus is students attend school, and helping parents stay engaged in their child's education, with the ultimate goal being on-time graduation for our youth and fostering hope for a successful future.