United Way works to create opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, and health—the building blocks for good quality of life. Learn more about our efforts in early childhood education, school success and career readiness, and supporting families in need.
News & Notes
Angel had a rough childhood and little family support. In high school, he got involved with the wrong crowd, turning to drugs and skipping school. He turned his life around when he met Ariana, a Family and Youth Specialist for United Way of Northern Utah.
Twin daughters keep Yessica busy, but she knows how to use playtime to help them develop skills like sorting colors, thanks to United Way's Welcome Baby program.
United Way's annual Developmental Screening Day helps parents and caregivers make sure their children are on track and will be ready to start kindergarten. A simple questionnaire helps parents recognize early signs of possible learning and developmental delays. Games, music, activities, and prizes are part of the fun, focusing on children ages zero through five.
We work with local partners to deliver parent education and support, high-quality preschool, and health and developmental screenings to make sure every child has a chance to succeed when they start school.
We provide in-school student advocates, reading tutoring and other academic help, and community-wide support to help every child prepare to graduate from high school ready to enter college or career training.
Our goal is for every family and individual to have access to food, secure housing, and health services, while we focus on programs that promote financial independence and career training.