United Way of the Lowcountry
At the United Way of the Lowcountry, we are focusing all of our energies on the building blocks for a good quality of life: basic needs, education, health and income. Specifically, our first focus will be on education and by 2022 we will have reduced the dropout rate in Beaufort and Jasper County schools by 50 percent. Elementary school students are our first target and we have committed to ensure that 80% of Beaufort and Jasper students are reading on grade level when they enter the fourth grade.
United Way's job in reaching these goals is to recruit the people and organizations from all accross the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. We have committed to recruit 600 new volunteer mentors, tutors and readers to help us get the job done. If we don't engage committed people, the work won't happen. If we don't match those with know-how with the necessary resources, we won't reach these goals.
These are ambitious goals, and we need you to be a part of the change. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer. But only when we are all working together toward common purpose are we truly LIVING UNITED.
The difference between a high school drop-out or a graduate could be ....YOU! Please click here to volunteer as a tutor, mentor or reader.