Dena is a young mother who is determined to make a better life for her and her children.
Thanks to United Way, her daughter began attending Whitfield-Dalton Daycare when she was one.
Dena had just secured a job and wanted desperately to move up in the organization.
Having reliable daycare for her daughter, Dena was able to focus on her job and quickly moved up.
Dena recently started classes at Georgia Northwestern Technical College to work on a business degree.
She wants to set a great example for her children that hard work is important, but so is education.
Dena is grateful to have child care so she can continue improving the quality of life for her and her family.
United Way gets kids ready for kindergarten, reading on grade level by 3rd grade, and graduating on time with skills to be career and life ready.
A gift of $10 a week provides two months of childcare for a 3-year-old.
Thanks to your gift to United Way last year:
3,995 youth received job skills training.
4,307 youth participated in after school care and mentoring programs.
Education Strategic Guideline: Get kids ready for kindergarten, reading at grade level by 3rd grade, and graduating on time with skills to be career and life-ready.
Your gift to United Way will:
Enhance school readiness and strengthen family dynamics.
Provide mentoring, safe places to play, tutoring, and leadership development.
Keep youth on track for school, work, and life.
Prevent child abuse.