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Early childhood is a vital time for children to learn and prepare for school. Children's brains are 90% developed by the age of five. As children grow, they need additional support to reach goals and achieve academic success.

Yet there is work to do. We realize that many children start kindergarten without the foundational skills that prepare them for learning. Many of our children do not meet benchmarks that predict later success.

United Way of Northern Utah's services, funding, and networks help children and youth prepare for a lifetime of learning.



Our community partners work with children in our community to engage with them. We are proud to help fund these organizations that provide a foundation for learning that can last a lifetime.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
  • Box Elder School District Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis
  • Brigham City Fine Arts Council
  • Ogden Nature Center
  • Ogden School Foundation
  • Treehouse Children's Museum
  • Youth Impact


Our networks help us work together with our partners to achieve a community-wide impact. We facilitate or participate in several networks that work to solve educational gaps in Northern Utah. These include:

  • Prenatal to 3 Development
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • 9th Grade to Postsecondary
  • Elementary Literacy