Your United Way supports our Harrison and Doddridge County children and adults through local literacy initiatives.
Literacy Volunteers offers free tutoring sessions for children and adults as well as ESL classes. Many obtain their high school equivalency and learn to speak English as a second language.
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.
Currently, United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties funds multiple literacy-based programs such as Literacy Volunteers and and Learning Options, Inc. These United Way funded partners are dedicated to improving literacy levels in Harrison and Doddridge Counties and offer services that are focused on helping children and adults.
United Way's model focuses on supportive communities, effective schools (which we have and are extremely proud of), and strong families — strategies and approaches rooted in research.
How You Can Help
To reach our goal, we need your help. The strategies proven to work are those that connect communities to their schools: parent involvement; literacy volunteers in the classroom; mentors for disadvantaged students; business leaders engaged in early childhood advocacy. Donate today to support these United Way funded programs. 100% of your donation is used for the betterment of your local community.
1Figure according to Communities in Schools, one of America’s leading drop-out prevention partnerships.