K-Ready Kids

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

United Way’s Commitment to Educational Success

We all win when our community’s children enter kindergarten with a strong foundation for literacy.  Reading is the most influential factor related to summer learning, and children who enter kindergarten ready to learn are more likely to attain their 3rd grade reading level and 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 local communities.

Our Goal

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

How We Make it Happen

Volunteer team leaders from companies, schools, and community groups are needed to run literacy kit supply drives, fundraise, and/or donate to our virtual book drive.  The drives will lead up to a two day event where volunteers will sort items into backpacks and deliver them to local high quality early education centers and nonprofits located in United Way’s catchment area. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure educational success for the Seacoast’s new kindergartners!

If you represent a group or company and are interested in getting involved, please contact Sarah Tremblay at stremblay@supportunitedway.org.