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Kindergarten Readiness

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Excellence Academy Teachers Taking Advantage of Opportunities

Teachers from our Excellence Academy early learning centers recently visited Houston’s early learning program, and preschool teacher, Lowryanna Shelby, couldn’t wait to get back and implement her learning.

High School Graduation

Daryle Unseld

Making Sure Youth Complete High School on Time

Metro United Way employee Daryle Unseld has been involved in everything from volunteer basketball to flag football coach because he believes that reducing the drop-out rate has as much to do with what kids do outside the classroom, as what they do inside it.

Family Engagement

Play: It Matters!

You can help your children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, every-day tasks and activities. Play has an important role in all learning.

Health and Safety

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A child’s healthy beginning helps success in life

Keeping our youngest children healthy is particularly important for the economic stability of lower-income families. A healthy beginning to life depends on prenatal, well-baby and pediatric care for children up to six years old.

Live United in Action

Can you name any of the four power skills that kids need to succeed? Read about the importance of developing these skills through out-of-school time programs and share your voice on our blog, “Our United Voice."
More than 1 in 3 children arrive at kindergarten without the skills necessary for lifelong learning.

On April 21st at 9:00 PM, KET-TV will premiere a special report called "Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World." The report will explore why social and emotional development is so important in the first years of life. The program will also look at the impact of childhood adversity and examine how Kentucky communities and agencies are helping parents be the best they can be. You can watch and preview and find out more here.

According to one study, having just 20 books in the home has a strong effect on educational attainment.
Metro United Way is proud to announce that we raised over $28.1 million for our community during our 2013 annual campaign. Read more about how Metro United Way has made significant progress towards our goals in the past year.

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Metro United Way serves the counties of Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison in Indiana.
Our Mission: Improve lives and our community by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer.
Our Vision: A community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.