Ensure Kids Succeed


Garvin believes reading is the foundation for his children's success.


Thanks to a range of helpful resources and books from United Way's Read On Literacy Fair, Garvin's children and many others are on the path to success.

Ensure Kids Succeed

Prepare our children for a bright future: give them the tools they need to succeed.

Unfortunately, not all children have a level playing field. Children in families that struggle with poverty can be left behind or miss out on key opportunities to get an adequate education. That’s why Valley of the Sun United Way has made it one of our key objectives to Ensure Children and Youth Succeed.

We focus on four key transition points that influence a child’s success in school and life. Your support enables us to partner with parents, schools, businesses, community leaders and non-profits to ensure all children master these key transitions:

It’s critical to start the process early, as a child begins to grow and evolve. And, reading is perhaps the most critical element of ensuring a quality education — research shows that children who can’t read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school.

You can help Ensure Children and Youth Succeed in the Valley:

  • GIVE: Your undesignated donations empower us to provide the resources and tools to meet the need. Find out more ways to give.
  • VOLUNTEER: Participate in a volunteer event to promote reading to young children at select local schools.
  • ADVOCATE: Share our tips and resources with your friends, family and colleagues.

When children and youth receive the support they need to reach their full potential as adults, our entire community thrives.

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