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.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana's goal is a 92% graduation rate.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana's education goal is to prepare children, youth and young adults to succeed in school and life.
Reading At Level (3rd/4th grade)
Middle School Transition
High School Graduation
UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA HAS ALIGNED OUR EFFORTS TO HELP PREPARE CHILDREN, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL AND LIFE. WE HAVE NOT
AND WILL NOT TAKE A POSITION ON STANDARDS OR CURRICULUM AS IT IS NOT IN OUR FIELD OF EXPERTISE. THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS INVALUABLE. WE RELY ON THOSE
WITHIN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM TO HELP DIRECT OUR EFFORTS. THEIR EXPERTISE ALLOWS US TO PROVIDE THE BEST SUPPORT TO THEM AND THE CHILDREN THEY SERVE.
– Denise Durel President/CEO United Way Southwest Louisiana