Supporting Pathways to Student Success, from Pre-K to Higher Education
INVESTING IN STUDENT SUCCESS
When children and students have support from their early years, they can thrive in middle school and graduate high school ready to succeed in college or a career.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
We provide children the support they need to start school ready to succeed and graduate by providing early education, academic advising, afterschool enrichment, college preparation, financial aid assistance, college scholarships, and parent education programs and services.
RESULTS & OUTCOMES
Over the past 3 years, through United Way of Southern Nevada’s support,
2,721 children attended pre-K, 12,373 students had support to graduate high school, and 24,636 students were able to take steps toward college and career.
IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY
Since 2015, preschool enrollment in Clark County has increased by more than 5% (to 36%) and the high school graduation rate improved to by 11% (to 83%).
Helping Young Leaders Build Bright Futures
With a family of four and only one income, Jennifer Ashley found that she needed to help provide for her family. COVID-19 had dealt her family a tough blow as Jennifer’s father lost his job, and the family struggled to make ends meet. Jennifer took it on herself to help support her low-income family. Thanks to the support of United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN), Leaders in Training was able to hire Jennifer as a Program Manager. Not only is Jennifer helping to provide for her family; she also serves as a role model and is helping to build the next generation of future leaders.