Goal: Children Have Foundational Reading Skills
Being successful in school is the foundation for success in life. To be successful in school, a child must reach the critical benchmark of reading at grade level by the end of fifth grade.
United Way's Response
United Way invests in comprehensive strategies that help students learn to read: one-on-one tutoring, parent engagement and early identification of student needs.
An innovative partnership created with the Saint Paul Public Schools supports one-on-one tutoring in more than 30 schools. This multi-year strategic effort includes programming based on best practices to drive educational achievement.
2014 Goal: Increase early grade literacy for 7,200 students.
Result: We increased early grade literacy for 5,100 students.