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We identify and build on community strengths and assets, help individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents. We can’t focus on high school alone. High school dropouts are 12 years in the making, usually starting early childhood education behind schedule. Tackling the education challenge requires reframing education on a birth to 21 continuum.

Our Goal

To improve early grade reading levels and cut the high school drop-out rate in half.

Fast Fact

In the 2016-17 fiscal year, United Way agencies provided opportunities for youth and adults to learn and be successful in school and life. Through our United Way Community Partners , a total of 14,383 people were served in the area of education.

How Can You Help

It’s Easy! Volunteer! You can volunteer to be a mentor, tutor, troop leaders, etc. Contact the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way and we will provide you with contact information for each of the applicable community partner agencies.