EDUCATION:  Helping Children and Youth Achieve their potential

Goal #1: Mobilize community support to improve academic achievement in Faribault by offering engaging learning opportunities throughout the continuum of school readiness through high school graduation.

Early Childhood Learning Programs:

The United Way of Faribault at work Supporting Early Childhood Learning through:

Funding the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program
•    providing a book a month for children born at the Faribault Hospital between birth to age 5
Advocacy for MinneMinds
•    Scholarships for Early Childhood Education with ParentsAware Certified Preschools

Supporting in-School and Out of School Programming, the United Way of Faribault is Funding:
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
•    School Site Mentoring
Boy Scouts
•    Prepared for Life Scouting
Faribault Community Education
•    Youth Enrichment programming
Faribault Public Schools
•    Families and Schools Together Program
•    McKinley Partners with Families Program
•    Supply our children/School Supplies
Lutheran Social Services
•    Foster Grandparents Program
Northfield Healthy Communities Initiative
•    Growing Up Healthy

Goal #2:  Increase English language learning opportunities for people of all ages.
The United Way of Faribault is Funding ESL Programs through:
Faribault Community Education
•    Adult Enrichment Programming