Help Ensure No Child Gets Left Behind

Let’s Even The Playing Field For Kids Like Nadine

“When I learned that my daughter, Nadine, was reading at a pre-K level in grade 2, it felt like a punch to the gut. I’m a single mother of four kids…I was so busy, I didn’t realize she was floating under the radar,” said Jayce, Nadine’s mother.

A child like Nadine who starts school without the skills required to succeed may never catch up.

Yet early development – from childhood to young adulthood – is a strong predictor of future success.

Help even the playing field for kids like Nadine.

A United Way literacy program gave Nadine the boost she needed to catch up. Now she has a better chance of reaching her full potential.

1 in 4

Children in BC are not school-ready when they enter Grade 1

You Can Help Kids Like Nadine

Your gift today can help our future:

Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders.

Why Your Gift is Important

Children who are kindergarten ready are more likely to have a foundation that supports future learning and better health.

Students who are proficient in reading in 3rd grade are more likely to graduate from high school.

Students who graduate high school are less likely to experience poverty, receive public assistance, or become involved in the criminal justice system.

Your gift can help people like Nadine have a strong start in life.