United Way Works to End America’s Education Crisis
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes. These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.
Who We Help
The United Way of West Ellis County partners with several agencies who seek to improve the education of the students in our community. There are after-school and summer programs that give students a fun place to do their homework or receive tutoring. In addition, we fund agencies who offer mentorship programs to at-risk students. These programs have aided in lowering the drop-out rate for the students of Ellis County.
"The Mentors Care program has helped me overcome the obstacles that have been holding me back. It has also helped me realize that there are things that will block my path but that I need to stay strong and pull through it with a brave face. This program, in my opinion, can help people overcome the things they don't think they can, and in time nobody will need to feel alone. My mentor has especially helped me to overcome many obstacles that have tried to prevent me from moving forward."
Alex P., High School Student in Mentors Care