EDUCATION: Pathways to Success
It's Hard to Catch up When you Start from Behind.
Did you know?
An astounding 54%* of Lake County children enter kindergarten without the sufficient skills and knowledge to engage in kindergarten-level instruction. These children are at risk of being left behind throughout school and life. Studies show that children who begin kindergarten prepared to learn are more likely to stay engaged in school and be on track to graduate from high school; will be less likely to receive government assistance in adulthood; will have lower rates of felony arrest, convictions and incarcerations; and will be more likely to go to college, own a home and earn well above the median income. This is why one of our new five-year goals includes changing the odds for our children. We're working to build a stronger community by supporting programs centered on education, kindergarten readiness and early intervention programs to prevent children from suffering the lasting effects of early childhood adversity and trauma.
United Way of Lake County 5-Year EDUCATION Goal