UNITED WE LEARN
United We Learn is an initiative to ensure equity and access to early learning for all children. United Way Suncoast invests in and implements programming within attendance zones of selected Title I Elementary Schools comprised of Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) households. We concentrate on ensuring children enter kindergarten ready to learn, ensuring school-age children have the supports they need, and reducing barriers families encounter.
In addition to investments, partnerships and collaboration, volunteers are needed to support United Way Suncoast programs as well as partner organizations who have programs aimed to support our children and families within the attendance zones of the schools of focus. View the below information for United Way programs to see how you can become a key part of United We Learn.
CAMPBELL PARK NETWORK FOR EARLY LEARNING
High quality early learning experiences lead to long-term school success. One of the goals of Campbell Park Network for Early Learning is to engage parents, caregivers and children (Birth to 5 years old) in meaningful learn and play opportunities. The Learn & Play Sessions are designed to support parents/caregivers to play and interact with children in developmentally appropriate ways to encourage brain development and assist school readiness. Sessions are held at United Way Suncoast's Campbell Park Resource Center in the rear of John Hopkins Middle School's campus in St. Petersburg. Learn More
QUALITY CHILDCARE INITIATIVE
In collaboration with local Early Learning Coalitions, United Way Suncoast supports the key quality components of childcare at selected early childcare centers in our 5-county footprint. In order to enrich the quality of classroom instruction, participating sites will be offered: curriculum and supplemental educational materials, educational supplies and toys, functional furniture, painting, flooring and exterior beautification projects. Learn More
United Way Suncoast Reading Rooms are designed to bring educational resources and programs to community housing neighborhoods where our ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families live. This “place-based” neighborhood initiative in Manatee County is designed to reduce barriers to quality education in early learning and youth success, while providing a platform for financial stability resources for families. Volunteers are connected with elementary students who need a little extra support. More details