Our community's children must be prepared to enter school ready to learn and succeed, and be engaged in safe, productive out-of-school-time activities increasing their youth's ability to accept and take personal responsibility.
The United Way of Eastern Maine strongly supports early childhood education. It does this with a focus on improving health care quality, promoting early literacy, increasing access to health/nutrition services, supporting parent education, improving teacher education, and enhancing community awareness of the importance of quality care and education.
United Way also supports after-school activities for school-aged youth. It works to improve the quality of programs through training and support for out-of-school time specialists and strives to increase community resources and volunteerism for these important programs. The United Way is a strong advocate for children and youth within the community, working in partnership to make lasting systemic changes.
For more information about programs and initiatives, please contact:
Community Impact Manager
Did you know?
United Way partners with the Creating Assets, $avings and Hope (CA$H) coalition to provide free tax assistance and financial resources to individuals in Eastern Maine. More than 2,800 low and moderate income individuals have received free tax preparation and financial resource support. The work of the coalition has brought more than $2 million in refund monies to Eastern Maine. Read more.
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