Education

It’s time to place the emphasis on education that it deserves. United Way enables children and youth to learn, grow and reach their full potential. Education receives 40% of our overall community investment.

Community Partners working this area include:

Aldersgate Mission
Aldersgate is improving reading levels of children through after-school and summer programs.
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters addresses school dropout prevention by partnering adult mentors with youth who need positive role models.
 
Boy Scouts of America, Pine Burr Area Council
Boy Scouting provides character-building and leadership training for young boys, motivating them to stay in school and succeed academically.
 
Children’s Center for Communication and Development
The Children’s Center at Southern Miss provides early childhood education and family support for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers who have communication and developmental disabilities.
 
DuBard School for Language Disorders
This specialized school offers intensive instruction for children with severe language/speech disorders and/or hearing impairments.
 
Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi
Girl Scouts provides an outreach, in-school program for girls to teach them decision-making and leadership skills.
 
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army operates The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, which combats the high school dropout rate by offering quality after-school and summer programs to disadvantaged youth.  
 
Additional Education Partners
United Way of Southeast Mississippi supports other education programs as well, such as Excel By 5, which is an early childhood education initiative.