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Strong Learners

More readers become leaders. Give children the tools they need from the start and set them up for a successful future. When you donate to Strong Learners, you help expand early learning opportunities, increase support outside of school, and improve the health and financial stability of families.

What We're Up Against

1 in 5
In Greater Atlanta communities with low child well-being, only 1 in 5 third graders are strong readers.
4x more
If children aren’t strong readers, their opportunities are limited—work, school or in life. If they can’t read at grade level by third grade, they are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
Only 1/3 of the children in Greater Atlanta are having their early childhood care needs met. But we know it’s crucial for them to enter school prepared to learn.
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Here's What We're Doing

Increase Access to Early Learning

Ensure more young children have quality learning experiences at home, at quality early childhood providers and in the community.

Build Reading Skills

Engage community volunteers as tutors, and expand literacy-focused resources at after school and summer enrichment programs.

Increase Healthcare Navigation

Provide support for families to navigate untreated chronic health conditions, mental health challenges and other family health issues that get in the way of school attendance.

Secure Housing and Basic Needs

Ensure children and their families have the food, shelter, transportation and technology that are fundamental to achieving positive educational outcomes, healthy lives and reaching economic stability.

Strengthen Family Engagement

Foster the natural leadership that parents have as their children’s first teacher, brain builder, advocate and coach.

Stories That Drive Change

Emory University’s Remote Area Medical Free Clinic
RAM is a major nonprofit operator of pop-up clinics that deliver free, high-quality, dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals. This quality care i…
YPL Member Spotlight: Jessica Gibbs
New YPL member Jessica Gibbs is a Elementary Math Specialist at SchoolKit Group with a passion for equitable education. Please extend her a warm welcome! What inspired you to become i…
AARP Foundation Experience Corps
AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a volunteer-based tutoring program that connects older adults to their communities by engaging them in the intergenerational work of helping young …
We Celebrate our Family Engagement Partners

Other Ways We Are Investing

Racial Equity & Healing

Communities thrive only when every child, regardless of race, identity or circumstances, has equitable opportunities. To achieve this, we must invest in solutions that address the root causes of racial inequity.

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Child Well-Being Mission Fund

Close to half a million children in Greater Atlanta live in communities with low or very low child well-being. United Way of Greater Atlanta is focused on ensuring every child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential so that communities can say, “all the children are well.”

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Brighter Future

Work at the neighborhood level to strengthen communities and address systemic inequities.

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Economic Stability

Help families build a stable financial foundation through job training, financial education and healthcare access.

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College & Career Ready

Create a path for young adults that takes them from high school to college or even high-growth careers.

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