Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes according to Communities in Schools, one of America’s leading drop-out prevention partnerships. These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.

Our Goal

We want to help children and youth achieve their potential. We can help assure that children and youth have the support and experiences needed for a successful life and career.

Our Strategies

  • Support positive early learning opportunities and parental involvement. 

  • Provide access to enriching programs that improve school performance and foster leadership.

  • Prepare students for future opportunities, careers, and civic responsibilities through academic support, skill development, and community involvement.

Our Focus Areas

In 2023, the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties will invest funding to support programs focusing on educational outcomes.