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United Way of Lake County Fights for the Education of our Children.

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. Donations raised help provide children with the foundation for a brighter tomorrow. They help ensure kids can begin school ready to succeed. These programs help them become proficient readers at a young age, stay on track in middle school, earn their high school diplomas and pursue a higher education. 

This Common Good Forecaster allows you to see how improving high school graduation rates in Lake County benefits our economy and the overall health of our community.Click here to take a look!

At United Way of Lake County, we are fighting for the future of our children so that we may all enjoy a better tomorrow and a stronger community. 

Did you know?

Access to books and educational material is the single biggest barrier to lieteracy in the United States. Children of low-income families face even greater barriers. 

We are fighting for the education of our children. 

Impact Fact:  Last year, 17,507 children in Lake County benefited from reading/education programs that we help support.


Having a Mentor greatly increases a student's potential for success. In fact, children and youth who have Mentor's experience improved self-esteem, greater academic achievement, increased motivation in school, and higher quality lifestyle choices. 

We are fighting for the enrichment of our youth.

Impact Fact:  Last year, 11,606 children benefited from Mentors & Youth enrichment programs that we help support.


Due to their impact on our community's most vulnerable, below are the 2017-2018 programs we help support in our fight for the education of Lake County's children..Will you join us?


Big Brothers Big SistersLake Academy
Community ProgramSocial Worker
Big Brothers Big SistersLake County Captains
After School ProgramReading Program
Boy Scouts of AmericaSalvation Army Citadel
Boy ScoutsYouth Development
Boy Scouts of AmericaStarting Point
Cub ScoutsChild Care Training
Boy Scouts of AmericaStarting Point
Explorers Deveruex Program
Boy Scouts of AmericaThe YMCA
Volunteer DevelopmentChild Care
Camp Sue OsbornThe YMCA
Camping for KidsScholarships
Fine Arts AssociationThe YMCA
ScholarshipsSummer Learning program
Girl Scouts 
Youth Enrichment 

Donations raised in Lake County, stay in Lake County.