Goal: Helping children and young adults develop and thrive.
received educational support.
expanded their educations through after-school or summer programming.
97% OF CHILDREN ACHIEVED
THEIR EDUCATIONAL GOALS IN UNITED WAY-FUNDED PROGRAMMING.
2016-17 Funded Programming
After-school programs and mentoring, supporting parents with school-aged kids, and supplemental educational programming
2016-17 Youth Education Agency Partners
Arbor Circle, Baxter Community Center, Boy Scouts Gerald R. Ford Council, Camp Blodgett, Camp Fire West Michigan 4C, Cherry Health, Conductive Learning Center, Cook Arts Center, Cook Library Center, D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s, Family Futures, Family Outreach Center, Ferris State University Office of Latino Studies, Girl Scouts MI Shore to Shore, Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, Kent School Services Network, School to Career Progressions, United Methodist Community House, West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology (WMCAT), YMCA
Grant Spotlight: Promise Partners Mentoring Collaborative
Our $185,000 grant to the Promise Partners Mentoring Collaborative provided intergenerational, culturally relevant, peer mentoring to ensure that students reach their full potential by focusing on critical elements such as social-emotional development and preparing students to complete high school and postsecondary education.