Education Initiative Continuum

Education InitiativeUnited Way of the River Cities' Education Initiative promotes student success in prepartion for school, work, and life by mobilizing the community and providing diverse opportunities for learning. The Education Initiative is composed of two community coalitions, Success By 6® and Education Matters, which strive to meet community-wide objectives.

Success By 6® seeks to ensure that all children are physically, mentally, developmentally, emotionally, and socially to begin kindergarten. Education Matters motivates the community to decrease the dropout rate and increase student success in Cabell County.

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Success in five key areas builds the likelihood of sustained independence into adulthood. These steps promote high school completion and career readiness:

  • Kindergarten Readiness: Children will enter school developmentally on track.
  • On-Grade-Level Reading: Young learners will read on grade level.
  • Middle- and High-School Success: Middle and high schoolers will demonstrate regular school attendance improved behavior and stronger course performance as they move through grade levels.
  • Ready By 21: Young adults will be ready for higher education or the workforce.

Success By 6

Education Matters

For more information:

Lena Burdette, Director of the Education Initiative at United Way of the River Cities
P: 304.523.8929, ext. 102

Laura Jane Murphy, Education Initiative Assistant
P: 304.523.8929, ext. 106

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