Education-Changing the Odds

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Education:  United Way of Lake County is Changing the Odds

Did you know?

Less than half of the children in Lake County enter kindergarten with sufficient skills, knowledge and abilities to engage in kindergarten-level instruction. That means 52%* of Lake County children may never catch up and risk being left behind throughout school and as they enter the job market.

Our 5-Year Goal:

Our five-year goal includes increasing the percentage of Lake County children ready to enter kindergarten ready to meet every educational milestone and successfully complete their education.
United Way of Lake County is Changing the Odds
United Way of Lake County will change the odds for our community’s children who lack the support they need for a brighter future. An investment in United Way of Lake County helps provide children with a foundation for success in life that spans from cradle to career. Studies show that the  developmental sweet spot for childhood learning is from birth through pre-k
and that a focus on kindergarten readiness sets children on the path for success and life-long learning, decreasing the need for costly interventions down the line. 
At United Way of Lake County we work to ensure every child gets a strong start in life by providing access to needed resources. Our goal is for our children to grow into adults who thrive in the job market and life! Read about one of the programs we currently support, the Cradle to Kindergarten program, which works toward helping us meet this goal!
When you invest in United Way of Lake County, you are investing in the future of our community’s children! Will you help us change the odds for our Lake County friends and neighbors in need?
Money raised in Lake County stays in Lake County, changing the odds for our community of friends and neighbors in need.
All United Ways are independently operated and governed. This allows us to best serve the communities we work within. In our case, this is Lake County, Ohio. As such, we are solely dependent upon local donations. 
*Ohio Department of Education