Educational attainment is one of the strongest indicators of future success and financial stability. The benefits of education are not limited to the individual level; research has shown that high-wage states are states with a well-educated workforce. The reverse is also true, those that do not graduate or have low levels of education are more likely to be reliant on government welfare programs, work low-wage jobs, and live in poverty.
United Way of North Central Iowa aims to help children, youth, and adults achieve their potential. Our targets will be to improve literacy and remove barriers to success in education. We hope to show that children, youth, and adults will increase literary skills, are at age appropriate development levels, and have the tools to achieve and maintain educational goals.