United Way of Central Florida

Education Partners

United Way of Central Florida / EDUCATION 
1. Increasing School Readiness  /  Mentoring & Tutoring  After School Assistance  Summer Education Camps  /  the result:  16,565 more students now have a better chance to succeed in school and life  /  A partnership with local schools allows us to measure results which show better attendance, better report cards, and higher peabody tests and FCAT scores for those served by United Way programs

2. Increasing Academic Achievement  /  More Books for Kids  More Highly Qualified Teachers  Teaching Vocabulary Skills  /  the result:  9,227 more children are prepared to read by kindergarten  /  A partnership with local schools allows us to measure results which show higher vocabulary scores of 5 months for every 1 month served by United Way programs

In the areas of education, income, and health, we bring people together with passion and expertise from all across the community to get things done  /  the mission:  to understand local needs and drive lasting change to build better lives and stronger communities


Current Programs

School Readiness (Birth - 5)

Agency Program WebSite
Achievement Academy, Inc.Birth to Threewww.achievementacademy.com
Central Florida Speech & Hearing CenterSpeech-Language Pathologywww.cfshc.org
Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Heartland - Hardee CountySchool Readinesswww.elcfh.org
Early Learning Coalition of Polk CountySchool Readinesswww.elcpolk.org
Explorations V Children's MuseumStorybook Campwww.ExplorationsV.com
Family Literacy Academy at Lake WalesEarly Literacy - Family Program
Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc.Camp Ready!,www.lrcpolk.com
Lighthouse for the Blind Polk DivisionEarly Intervention (Infants & Children),www.tampalighthouse.org
The Salvation Army Serving West PolkH.A.L.O. Child Enrichment Centerwww.salvationarmylakeland.org/

Academic Achievement (K - 12)

Agency Program WebSite
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay Polk County DivisionComprehensive Mentoring,https://bbbstampabay.org/
Boys and Girls Club of Lakeland & MulberryWogan S. Badcock, Jr. Clubwww.bgclakeland.com/
Boys and Girls Club of Lakeland & MulberryYouth Development (3 Lakeland Clubs)www.bgclakeland.com/
Camp Fire USA Sunshine CouncilChildhood Education & Mentoring Program,www.campfireusa-sunshine.org
Camp Fire USA Sunshine CouncilTeen Education & Mentoring Program,www.campfireusa-sunshine.org
Citrus Center Boys & Girls ClubsGeorge W. Jenkins Memorial Complexhttp://ccbgc.com/
Citrus Center Boys & Girls ClubsNorth Ridge Unithttp://ccbgc.com/
Citrus Center Boys & Girls ClubsSouth Ridge Unithttp://ccbgc.com/
Girl Scouts of West Central FloridaStaff Led Outreach,www.gswcf.org
Girl Scouts of West Central FloridaTraditional Troop Membership,www.gswcf.org
Girls Inc of LakelandBuilding Strong, Smart, and Bold Girlswww.girlsinc.org
Girls Inc of Winter HavenAfter School & Summer Programhttp://www.girlsincwinterhaven.org/programs
Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Boy ScoutSchool Based Scouting (Polk & Hardee),https://tampabayscouting.org/
Hardee Family YMCAAfter School -Adventure Clubwww.thesarasotay.org/FindaY/HardeeCountyYMCA.aspx
Hardee Family YMCASummer Program - Adventure Clubwww.thesarasotay.org/FindaY/HardeeCountyYMCA.aspx
Lake Wales Family YMCAAfter School Care & Summer Camp,www.lakewalesymca.org
Lake Wales Family YMCAPreschool Language & Literacy Developmntwww.lakewalesymca.org
Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc.Academic Assistance,www.lrcpolk.com
Polk County Public School DistrictEWRS - Success Coachwww.polk-fl.net
The Salvation Army Serving West PolkYES! Youth Education Successwww.salvationarmylakeland.org/
YMCA of West Central FloridaY-Readers Summer Learning Programwww.ymcawcf.org/
YMCA of West Central FloridaYMCA Reads Success After Schoolwww.ymcawcf.org/

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Event Calendar

Jun 05/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Community Investment Committee Meeting
Jun 13/18 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM Community Impact Cabinet, meets quarterly
Jun 21/18 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Infant Massage at Family Fundamentals
Jun 28/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Board of Directors Meetings

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