Letter from the Executive Director
Back to school is all the buzz right now. You or someone you know might be hunting for that school supply list received back in May or June. You might be watching and waiting for those school supply prices to drop. You might be asking, "is my kiddo/loved one ready academically and emotionally for the new school year?"
United Ways around the world work hard in tandem with other nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to give all kids the tools and resources they need to succeed. This quarter, I want to draw your attention to the early years, specifically prenatal to 5th grade. Fabulous research comes out every day on the value of early childhood programs and services backing the important role of quality childcare, parent/caregiver education,and equitable educational opportunities for all.
The findings are astounding and lead to the development of many wonderful programs and services. Here at United Way Manitowoc County, we value not only the research and findings, but also serving families with connections to resources right in their own backyard, empowering them to reach their fullest potential and live their best possible life. As you and your loved ones gear up for the new school year, know that you can call on your United Way for help in finding local resources.