Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success.  Strong, productive communities are dependent upon skilled workforce that can compete in a global economy.  It is critical to reach children early - even before they start school.  Once a young person falls behind it can be very difficult to catch up.

Parents who have support from early on can build great futures for their children.  United Way is working with schools, parents, and organizations to ensure that every child has a chance for success in school, work, and life by investing in programs that produce results.  The business, non-profit, and public sectors must act now, and we must act together as an army for our children.

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Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) SCAN has provided school-based child abuse awareness lessons to children in southeastern Wisconsin for more than 35 years at more than 90 public, private, and parochial schools. SCAN teaches children to recognize abusive situations and to understand that abuse needs to be reported right away to trusted adults. 


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Youth Empowerment programs provide gang prevention and diversion services to targeted at-risk youth. The programs are designed to empower at-risk youth and provide them with the tools and support they need to lead more productive and fulfilling lives. By addressing a range of issues and offering a holistic approach



Summer Camp offers a 6 week day camp experience to over 100 elementary school children at no cost. This camp provides a variety of activities, including sports, swimming lessons, and exciting field trips, with dedicated time for academic subjects such as math, science, reading, and art. The camp not only provides a secure and enjoyable summer learning environment for children but also offers paid employment opportunities that deliver exceptional life experiences to high school and college-aged camp counselors.


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Literacy for Life provides a diverse range of programs and classes that cater to the unique needs and learning styles of adults seeking to improve their literacy skills. From personalized one-on-one tutoring to engaging small group classes, there is numerous paths to learning. Each program is designed as a stepping stone to open doors of opportunities, personal growth, and community engagement.