United Way of Grant County Vision for Education
we desire that all children be nurtured by informed parents/caregivers with access to quality health, developmental, and educational opportunities which prepare them to be successful adults
Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, millions of children lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school, and find a career.
We're fighting to shift the odds so tomorrow's leaders can build a better foundation today. With an approach to education that spans from cradle to career, we're ensuring every child gets a strong start in life, teenagers have the tools to learn and grow, and young adults thrive in the job market.
"Sometimes it isn’t about working with the kids but helping the adults understand that they need to see in order to listen. A young boy was acting out, flipping furniture, hitting walls and himself all the while hearing the adults around him comment on how he just doesn’t want to listen. Once a new way of seeing his behavior was shared, that he was saying 'see how upside down my life is' and "see how much this hurts', that same little boy not only found an advocate for himself in others but saw himself in a more positive way."
Family Services Society is about creating and supporting healthy relationships and advocates. To find a voice where they were told to be silent.