Data collected during our recent allocations process reveals great statistics about how your support of our United Way network is improving education results for local children and youth:
Early learning: 98% of children at an early childhood program showed improved scores in cognitive skills and language skills.
Family Literacy: Families engaged in a family literacy program showed a substantial increase in the number of books in the home, as well as the amount of time parents and caregivers spent reading to their children.
Higher grade point averages: Over 50% of students in one program achieved a 3.0 grade point average or higher. 25% of the students had a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Overall, we have observed increases in grade point averages among students in United Way network programs.
Improving grades: 80% of students in a program who started the year with a 2.0 or lower grade point average finished the year with an increase of at least one letter grade, in at least two subject areas.
Better testing scores: On average, students in one program scored “proficient” or “advanced” on Gateway tests. Data also showed an increase in the ability to use computers.
Helping children with challenges: 74% of children who completed a program for children with developmental challenges showed positive gains in developmental skills tests.