Helping Youth Achieve Their Potential

Receiving a quality education is not only a significant predictor of whether or not youth will achieve their full potential, but also closely relates to their ability to be self-sufficient as adults. While we have made strides in improving the ability of Palm Beach County's children to succeed at critical points in their lives, there is still much work to be done. That's why United Way is supporting programs that help our youth graduate on time and successfully transition to work or to college.

 

Our Challenges

  • In 2013, only 58% of 10th grade students are able to read at grade level.
  • In 2012, 77% of high school seniors graduated. - down from 81% in 2010.
    The rates were lower for minority students: 67% for African American and 75% for Hispanic students.

 

 

The indicators below illustrate the current status of the leading issues facing our community's youth. Please note when interpreting these dials, that a green indication does not  necessarily mean there isn't more work to be done.  Click on the indicators for more detailed information.

 


Our Goals

  • Increase the number of youth reading on grade level
  • Increase the number of youth who graduate on time
  • Increase the number of 18-24 year old youth employed or in post-secondary education after high school graduation

KEY STRATEGY

Fund programs that promote literacy education, academic support, employment skills training and coaching.

 

Below is a list of United Way funded nonprofits providing quality programs that are helping to move the needle in these critical areas.
 

 

Achievement Centers for Children and Families

American Association Caregiving Youth

ASPIRA of Florida, Inc.

Back to School Bash

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Inc.

Childrens Home Society of Florida, South Coastal Division

Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO)

Communities in Schools, Inc.

Florida Fishing Academy

HomeSafe  of Palm Beach County

Jeff Industries, Inc.

Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Milagro Center

PACE Center for Girls of Palm Beach County

Seagull Industries for the Disabled, Inc.

The Salvation Army

Urban Youth Impact


For more information on the difference we are making

with your donations, click here.

 

If you are in need of services or assistance, please contact 211, an information and referral line funded by United Way of Palm Beach County. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 211 provides quick and easy access to the public to the more than 5,000 programs in Palm Beach County that provide services locally. The programs, projects, and services United Way supports are registered with 211.

Just dial 2-1-1, or (561) 383-1111, to get access to the many services offered in our community. You may also visit  211's Web site at www.211palmbeach.org

 

 

 

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