United Way of Rockland helps children and youth achieve their potential through education.
- Partnering with the community in focusing on the critical importance of early childhood development and in providing early learning opportunities
- Promoting school success by giving young children the tools to succeed in school
- Providing in-school mentoring programs for at-risk kids
Our target area in Education is Literacy:
- Early Language and Literacy: Caregivers participate in trainings that will introduce or expand developmentally appropriate literacy activities designed to build the cognitive and social development of children in early childhood programs from 0-5 years. Child Care Resources of Rockland directly supports this initiative in collaboration with the Ramapo Catskills Library System and EPlC (Every Person Inﬂuences Children).
- Early Literacy Home Visitation Program: Literacy development activities are essential for families and caregivers who are at high risk for later school failure due to poverty, limited education or language barriers. This initiative is directly supported by Rockland 21 C in collaboration with the Rockland County Youth Bureau, East Ramapo Central, North Rockland and Nyack School Districts and the Nanuet Family Resource Center.
- Intergenerational Literacy and Mentoring: Senior mentors participate in elementary schools to help students improve academic skills, keep youth on track and reduce behavioral problems. EPlC (Every Person Inﬂuences Children) directly supports this initiative in collaboration with VCS (Volunteer Counseling Services) Foster Grandparent Program, and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).
- Project Affordable Child Care: By providing children with quality childcare, families are able to maintain consistent employment knowing their children are being nurtured and cared for. This initiative is directly supported by Child Care Resources of Rockland in collaboration with Rockland County Department of Social Services and Rockland 21 C.