K-Ready Kids

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K-Ready Kids. A jump-start into kindergarten!

United Way’s Commitment to Educational Success

When our community’s children enter kindergarten with a strong literary foundation, we all win.  Children who enter kindergarten ready to learn are more likely to attain an on-track 3rd grade reading level and ultimately graduate from high school.  That’s why United Way is investing in programs and initiatives like K-Ready Kids that support educational success for the youngest in our communities.

Our Goal

Fill and distribute 1750 backpacks for children ages 4 and 5 entering kindergarten this fall.

How We Make it Happen

We need volunteer team leaders from companies, schools, and community groups to run literacy kit supply drives, fundraise, and/or donate to our virtual book drive.  The drives will culminate in a two-day event where volunteers will sort items into backpacks and deliver them to local early education centers and nonprofits in United Way’s catchment area.  Check out our 2019 Facebook album to see what K-Ready Kids looks like in action!

If you represent a group or company interested in getting involved, please contact Dahlia Bousaid Cox at dbcox@supportunitedway.org or 617.624.8032.  We look forward to partnering with you to ensure educational success for the Seacoast’s new kindergarteners!

Donate $5 to cover the cost of a brand new book!

A huge thanks to our 2020 sponsors