One of the three priorities at United Way of Charlotte County is Educational Success

Together, our community sets up our children and their parents for success.
Kids Thrive! and Charlotte County Reads are United Way collaborations that are using an intergenerational approach and a self sufficiency tool to measure family progress from crisis to thriving which will also be used with
other agencies in the future. Literacy is essential for school readiness. Both programs focus on supporting early literacy development within the family. 


  • Promote the success of all children from birth through pre-kindergarten with early literacy and developmental resources
  • Ensure all third grade students read at or above grade-level
  • Identify parental needs to encourage healthy families and positive parenting

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The United Way of Charlotte County invests in the education of our children and families through the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and is proud to be the lead agency for Charlotte County in this 4 county collaboration.

Community Collaboration:

Cross-Sector Partners + Innovation = IMPACT

At United Way of Charlotte County, we believe in collaboration. That is why we are engaging partners within our community to align resources and provide innovative solutions to some of the community’s most critical challenges. We are reimagining a future where more people live to their fullest potential. With your support, we are driving results not just for today, but for tomorrow. The programs highlighted in these videos focus on preventative solutions for lasting change that will lift up a life, a family, and ultimately a community.

OUR community.

Partners:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun CoastThe SKY Family YMCAThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County and Charlotte County School District

Innovation:  Providing Charlotte County students with the tools and support they need to achieve grade-level reading and promotion. This collaboration provides students with a mentor who recognizes both common and child-specific barriers to reading success, and guides the child down the path to overcoming those barriers.




Educational Success

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