LET’S EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
Education gives us possibilities. Possibilities to learn something new, have inspiring experiences, expand our skills and find success in a career.
Education leads to a higher quality, more productive work force, which strengthens local businesses and the economy, making Forsyth County an attractive place to live and work.
Individuals who don’t receive a high-school diploma earn less money and have a higher chance of living in poverty than those who graduate.
We look at the big picture, identifying what resources are lacking and aligning community resources to keep kids on track and in school. Since 2007, the overall high school graduation rate in Forsyth County has risen from 70.7% to 86.5%. Our goal is 90% by 2018.
RIGHT NOW IN FORSYTH COUNTY
United Way leads partners in enhancing our educational system to help students thrive throughout their lives. We are the vital backbone organization to The Forsyth Promise – our community’s collective effort to support the success of every child from cradle to career through the development and alignment of community resources. United Way of Forsyth County provides financial and staff support to propel and sustain this initiative.
We are focused on:
• Increasing the high school graduation rate to 90%
• Increasing at-grade-level in reading in math by the end of 3rd and 8th grades
• Soft skill development for post-secondary opportunities