United Way works to End America’s Education Crisis
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. In addition, youth only spend 20% of their lives in school, making learning that continues outside the classroom vital to their success. Students accessing high quality enriching programs, which are aligned with school day curriculum, are more likely to achieve academic milestones.
2021/2022 Impact Grants:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County (Community-Based Mentoring)
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint (Greater Futures Start Here)
- Boy Scouts, Michigan Crossroads Council (Urban Scouting)
- Crim Fitness Foundation (Community Education)
- Friends of Berston (Omega Lamplighters Club of Flint)
- Fenton Area Public Schools (JumpStart Parent-Child Programs)
- Genesee Area Focus Fund (TeenQuest/YouthQuest)
- Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (Uniquely Me! at Shelter of Flint and YWCA)
- Grand Blanc Community Schools (2 Family Connections Parent Educator)
- Lake Fenton Schools (Project READ!)
- Linden Community Schools (Play TOGETHER/Learn TOGETHER)
- Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools (Enhancing Student Learning)
- Shelter of Flint, Inc. (Caterpillar Clubhouse)
- YMCA of Flint (Y Safe Places)
In 2014 the United Way of Genesee County launched A to Z Learn with Me! A partnership with Genesys Health Systems, Hurley Medical Center and McLaren Flint, A to Z Learn with Me! ensures every baby leaves the maternity ward with the materials they need to start their love for learning early! This year alone, the United Way plans to distribute 6,000 books and child development materials to Genesee County’s newest residents and their parents.
With Community Development Block Grant dollars, the UWGC provides grants to small neighborhood organizations providing recreational activities to underserved City of Flint children.