It's hard to believe Memorial Day is this weekend, but the last day of school has come and gone and the rising temperatures are proof that summer is officially here.
As many know, United Way of Southeast Missouri works closely with the school districts in their four-county service area. Donors help provide funding to a variety of educational programs, including student emergency funds, after school mentoring, and literacy programs. United Way funded partners work diligently to provide a safe, healthy and educational environment for youth every school year.
Their work doesn't stop after the last bell though. Organizations such as The Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Missouri and the Cape Girardeau and Scott County 4-H programs provide summer camp opportunities to ensure the basic needs of students are met year round.