United Way of Central Oklahoma awarded four education grants to local programs focused on improving the reading abilities at the third grade level and increasing the high school graduation rate. The grants are funded through a $150,000 bequest to United Way of Central Oklahoma. Research demonstrates that children who have not gained the ability to read at an age-appropriate level by the third grade are at great risk of never obtaining this important ability. In addition, this research states that graduation from high school is one of the most critical determinates of success later in life. The United Way Board of Directors, based on research and the recommendations of the selection committee, awarded four grants to the following organizations:
More information about each of these organizations and their programs can be found at www.unitedwayokc.org/mediaroom. For more information, please contact Rachel Klein at (405) 523-3534 or email@example.com.
United Way of Central Oklahoma is focused on successful kids, strong families, independent living, healthy citizens, and community preparedness. Through a network of local partner agencies, United Way serves one in three central Oklahomans each year while maintaining the highest level of accountability.