United Way of King County’s ParentChild+ Prepares Kids for School, Builds Communities
Patty* was so impressed by her daughter’s success in United Way of King County’s ParentChild+ program, which supports early childhood development, that it inspired her to go to Highline… Read Article
What’s Behind Washington State’s Low Graduation Rates?
At 79.4%, Washington State ranks 44th in terms of high school graduation rates. Forty. Fourth. When we look at those rates by race… Read Article
Summer Meals Program Keeps Kids Fed and Learning All Summer Long
This summer, the Newholly Library in Southeast Seattle offered more than books and story time: they also offered a free supper to youth through United… Read Article
A Simple Mistake That Changed My Life
At first-blush, E.D.’s story doesn’t make you think ‘high school dropout’. He’s lived in a two-parent home, in the same neighborhood, since kindergarten, earned good… Read Article
Why do Students of Color Drop Out More Than Their Peers?
For an area that has just 47% white students in public school each year, it’s likely that graduation ceremonies this month won’t quite feel… Read Article
This is the Most Important Grade For High Schoolers
When you hear the term “high school dropout,” what comes to mind? Whatever it is, it’s probably not a 14- or 15-year-old just out of… Read Article
14,000 Reasons Why Local Youth Don’t Graduate
Disconnected youth. What does that even mean? It’s a term used by social scientists that refers to young people 16-24 who are neither working nor attending school and don’t have a diploma. We have about 14,000 young people in King County and Seattle who fit that definition. Read Article
What is happening in Olympia?
We’re fighting for young people, that’s what! High school graduation rates are dismal in our state. Really. One out of 5 kids aren’t graduating. We… Read Article
Developing Minds While Mindful of Cultural Differences
Cultural relevance—it’s something we incorporate into our Parent-Child Home Program, a proven early learning program that ensures all children are given the same learning… Read Article
Home Visitors: The Real Reason We’re Making Progress in Early Learning
United Way believes that when parents become their children’s first and best teachers, kids start school on a path to success. But what does that… Read Article