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Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential

United Way of York County believes that access to high quality early childhood education will ensure that our children are ready to achieve in school.  Through the Community Fund, high quality preschool child care programs are provided with the necessary funds to prepare children to succeed in later grades.  Helping youth stay in school by funding youth development, mentoring, school-age child care and tutoring programs keeps them on the right educational path for high school.  Finally, United Way is committed to funding proven programs that are designed to help students graduate from high school and transition successfully to the work world or advanced education and training.




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Community Priorities and Outcomes in Education

Priority:        Readiness to Achieve in School

Outcome:     Children enter kindergarten ready to learn.


Priority:         Academic Achievement

Outcome:      Elementary and middle school students are prepared to succeed in later



Priority:         Productive and Engaged Youth

Outcome:     High school students graduate on time.

Outcome:     Young adults make a successful transition to post-secondary education, the

                      work world or public service.


Education programs funded for Fiscal Year 2015-16


Education Initiatives of United Way of York County

FOCUS works to ensure that every child receives a quality early education experience and is ready to enter school. 

York County Truancy Prevention Initiative works to reduce the truant population in York County. 


Help United Way of York County to provide reading opportunities to ALL children in York County through book donations to our Reading Initiatives.  CLICK HERE to learn more.