United Way's Focus on Education

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.


Meet Dena!

Dena is a young mother who is determined to make a better life for her family. 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 advance in her company.


Dena recently started classes at Georgia Northwestern Technical College to earn a business degree.  She wants to set a great example for her children that hard work and education are important. Dena is grateful to have child care so she can continue improving the quality of life for her family.


United Way provides young mothers like Dena with high-quality child care so she can continue her education and reach her goals.

Thanks to your gift to United Way last year:

599 children enrolled in high-quality early childhood programs.

1,206 young adults receiving career education, leadership development, outdoor education, and workforce development

Give today and change lives

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.