United Way Day of Action

Join the United Way Day of Action on June 21, 2011, the Summer Solstice, which has the longest period of daylight of the year. It is the perfect day to help kick-off our goal and renew your commitment to volunteering! Sign up to learn more about how you can help.

 

Together, We Can Do Better

Every year more than one million students drop out of high school, and another 6,000 will drop out today.

 

It takes more than 12 years to create a high school graduate, and fewer to create a drop-out.

Less than half of U.S. graduates are college-ready.

There are more than 1,746 “drop-out factories” in the United States.

Almost half of children start school without the skills they need to succeed.

Two out of three fourth grade students cannot read proficiently.

One out of four high school students will not graduate on time.

But, together, we can do better.