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.  

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!


A huge thanks to our 2020 sponsors!