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Summer, when children are away from school, is a particularly vulnerable time for our children's education. Two-thirds of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. As a result, ALICE children are less likely to graduate from high school or enter college. Children who are involved in quality summer care programs, have access to books and engagement activities, and are supported with appropriate instruction can maintain the skills acquired during the school year.

Below are ways to provide additional supports to community members served by United Way Suncoast programs.



  • Holistic Health and Wealth Expo at Campbell Park Resource Center: Health & Wealth Expo on May 16th from 4:30pm-7:30pm. There will be financial education, cooking demos, games, CPR training and much more.Volunteers are needed to greet families, assist with food service, distribute grocery bags, and a variety of other tasks. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for both shifts. More details.
  • Campbell Park Network for Early Learning: 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. Volunteers can support the Learn & Play sessions that are held at the UWS Campbell Park Resource Center in St. Petersburg. More details
  • Quality Childcare Initiative: High-quality preschool gives children a strong start on the path that leads to college or a career. Corporate and Civic Groups can volunteer to enhance the children's learning environment through a variety of tasks. More details


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Literacy Kits in honor of Juneteenth

Corporate or civic partners are invited to sponsor and create Literacy Kits in honor of Juneteenth as an engagement opportunity for their team of volunteers.

  • Thank you to JPMorgan & Chase Co. for sponsoring this opportunity!



Community volunteers are invited to create VPK Graduation Kits that will be distributed to VPK graduates at our QCI partners. View the details.


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