Every parent’s dream is for our children to succeed – and for their success to be much greater than ours. United Way has put a stake in the ground on education. Our national goal is to cut the number of high school dropouts in half by 2018. It’s an ambitious goal. This year, 1.2 million high school seniors will not graduate. That means 6,000 students will drop out today. United Way wants to change that reality, and boost every child’s chance for success in school, work and life.
Children learn best in loving, nurturing relationships and through everyday experiences. Positive experiences hard-wires the brain for future learning, especially in the early years. Whether children are at home, with relatives or friends, or in childcare – the quality of early education is the key to later school success. In Pasco County, you can take advantage of United Way programs to improve the quality of childcare and learning opportunities, such as:
Boys & Girls Club – West Pasco
Boys & Girls Club – East Pasco
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
Boy Scouts of America – Gulf Ridge Council
Boy Scouts of America – West Central Florida
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Programs
Suncoast YMCA – James P. Gills Branch
YMCA Tampa Bay – East Pasco Branch
Youth & Family Alternatives
All of these programs are designed to help your children succeed. Follow this link to find out more information about our Partner Agencies and what they can do to help.