Providing children and youth with appropriate tools, supports and opportunities to become strong individuals and successful members of our community.
Education is the foundation for a good life, setting an individual on a path of personal fulfillment, economic security and social contribution. Having a good education is essential for lifelong success. UWGNH is committed to addressing the education disparity that exists in our region; currently, children in wealthier towns have much higher rates of preschool attendance, academic achievement, and on-time graduation than students in our lower-income communities. This disparity affects all of us because the workforce of tomorrow will be today's children.
United Way's efforts in education focus on children from birth to age 18. Through Success By 6, UWGNH works to ensure that children in our region begin school ready to learn. For school-age youth, UWGNH supports efforts to help students experience academic success so that they can graduate from high school and to continue to succeed as they grow into young adults.
One of our major strategies addressing school age youth is the Boost! Partnership. Boost! is a partnership between United Way, the City of New Haven and the New Haven Public Schools to increase access to quality wraparound supports and services by brokering connections between schools, community-based providers and public agencies to support children’s overall development and ensure that they are ready and available to learn in the classroom.