STABILIZING THE LIVES OF AT-RISK CHILDREN
Education is the foundation of a successful and self-sufficient life. High school graduates live longer and earn higher wages – and their children do too. Yet too many children fall through the cracks. We’re helping to change that through programs that keep children facing homelessness in their homes and schools, help teen parents graduate, and intervene to stabilize the lives of at-risk students.
- We’ve helped 729 children who were at risk of becoming homeless avoid a disruptive school transfer since May 2012.
- The United Way Family Center at Ben Franklin High School provides expecting and teen parents with childcare and other support so they can stay on track to graduate high school. The center opened in October 2014 and has served 13 children and 18 teens to date.