You may have noticed that our posts have slowed down a little bit lately. That’s because we’re growing and changing!
LIVE UNITED Y’All is undergoing a metamorphosis from a broad Metro United Way blog talking about all kinds of community work to a lean, mean Education blogging machine! As of now, we are taking a hiatus from blogging while we regroup, strategize and plan, and hope to come back to you in the late summer.
Why Education? Kelly Hutchinson wrote a post late last month that does a great job of introducing how we’re feeling about our Education work here at Metro United Way.
Here’s a short explanation from our information guide this past year.
Why Education? Because graduating from high school and college leads to better jobs. And better jobs lead to incomes that help people afford better healthcare and to support themselves through retirement.
I want to unpack that first part a little. There’s a lot there!
“… graduating from high school and college…” If we want to see our community’s young people graduate from high school on time and move on to college (and we do!), then we have to start by preparing them for success in school and life as early as we can and support them all the way! So this snippet really encompasses five important educational stage (or tipping points, as we often call them in the halls of Metro United Way).
- early childhood learning
- early grade reading (by 4th grade)
- middle school transitions
- high school
- college (or career)
There will be a lot more information about our work in these areas, what our role is (and isn’t!), what our goals are, and how we’re going to accomplish those goals. In fact, that’s exactly the kind of stuff you will be able to find and talk about when we come back!
So – have a great summer, and we’ll look forward to talking to you soon!
e-Communications and Creative Manager