United Way is participating in a 10-year initiative to cut the number of high school dropouts in half by 2018. It’s an ambitious goal, but by utilizing core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — it can be achieved.



High school dropouts are 12 years in the making, usually starting early childhood education behind schedule. United Way's model focuses on supportive communities, effective schools and strong families — strategies and approaches rooted in research.


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