Championing Education is Smart
Every Child is Ready for Kindergarten
Over half of the kids entering kindergarten in Central Minnesota aren’t meeting literacy standards. Imagine being behind before even starting school. That’s the stark reality for a lot of young people as they navigate the education system for the first time. It goes without saying, the students who aren’t meeting literacy standards as five and six-year-olds will have a hard time catching up and meeting traditional benchmarks along the way of their entire education.
Every Student Succeeds in School
As students age, life becomes more complex. For a lot of students, school is a safe haven and place of comfort and routine. For a lot of other students, school is stressful, complicated, or meaningless. Tailoring the education experience to each unique perspective and helping everyone reach his or her own individualized success in school and outside the school day is what United Way Partner for Student Success is committed to. Acknowledging the barriers that exist and working in collaboration to reduce or remove them takes a village.
Career and College Readiness
Every Student is Ready for Postsecondary Education or Career Training
Students eventually all become adults and independent members of society. Helping young people reach their goals to be a contributing citizen means a better, more prosperous community for all of us. As a coalition, United Way Partner for Student Success tackles increasing graduation rates, supporting career exploration, and tackling educational barriers head to help all students live into their inherent potential. Our community must work together to address the concerns around the needs for a skilled workforce and supporting the gaps between actual and potential output for the vibrancy of Central Minnesota.
young children were active in programs building their pre-literacy and reading skills.
MEET THE PEOPLE AND PARTNERS
Partner for Student Success is a committed and growing partnership of school districts, business, educational institutions, community agencies, funders and government. We serve the communities of the St. Cloud Area, Sartell-St. Stephen and Sauk Rapids-Rice School Districts.