Thriving Together is a collective impact initiative, combining rich data with people of a variety of backgrounds and perspectives - all with the shared goal of creating a better future for our youth.
Yet, by third grade, only 1 in 3 students know how to read at grade level. Less than half will go on to attend college.
If we are going to help young people in the Phoenix area succeed - bettering the community for all of us - it will require a unique approach. Thriving Together is a collective impact initiative, combining rich data with people of a variety of backgrounds and perspectives - all with the shared goal of creating a better future for our youth.
Thriving Together has identified six key areas where we can make the greatest difference in students' success along the cradle to career continuum. Of these, we have identified early grade reading, post-secondary enrollment, and postsecondary attainment as our initial focus areas. Each has a specific purpose in increasing the number of students who are successful in attaining key birth-to-cradle career milestones.
Vello virtual tutoring is reaching students in more classrooms and connecting even more volunteers to become part of the program.
Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer in the Phoenix metro area? Sign up to join us at any of these upcoming activities!
Character Playbook teaches kids about healthy relationships, problem solving, and how to discuss how they are feeling. This program is made possible thanks to EverFi and the Arizona Cardinals.
Reflections from Valley of the Sun United Way Board Chair, Jenny Holsman Tetreault
Finding a time to volunteer that matches with the schedule of your busy life can be a challenge. Discovering the right at-home activity for you and your family and friends to do whenever you want is much easier! Look at these fun at-home activities with United Way to find the right one for you.