Education & Youth Development

Helping children and youth achieve their potential.

Within United Way’s four-county service area 50% of school-aged children come from poverty. One in ten of our school-aged children display chronic absenteeism leading to poor academic performance, an increased likelihood of dropping out, and an increased involvement in risky behaviors. Only 80% of students in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties graduate from high school on time with approximately 2,000 students dropping out of school each year.

United Way’s Education & Youth Development goal is to help all children and youth achieve their potential. We support programs that prepare children to start school ready to learn, help youth achieve academic success and graduate from high school on time, ready for college and the workforce. The programs provide supports to youth enabling them to successfully transition to adulthood and become contributing and productive members of the community.

Data Source: KIDS COUNT Data Center

2014 Education & Youth Development funded programs
For 2014, United Way is investing $1,444,931 in 36 programs that prepare children to start school ready to learn, help students achieve academic success and successfully transition to adulthood.

  1. All Walks of Life: Arts Based Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development Program
  2. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia: Kids Café
  3. Bethesda Union Society of Savannah: Bethesda Academy
  4. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire: BIGS in School
  5. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire: BIGS in School: Community Mentoring
  6. Boy Scouts of America, Coastal Empire Council: Explorer Post Program
  7. Boy Scouts of America, Coastal Empire Council: ScoutReach
  8. Boy Scouts of America, Coastal Empire Council: Traditional Scouting
  9. DEEP Center Incorporated: After-School Writing Workshops
  10. Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs: Academic Success
  11. Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs: Good Character and Citizenship
  12. Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs: Healthy Lifestyles
  13. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia: The Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  14. Greenbriar Children’s Center: Early Childhood Development
  15. Hodge Memorial Day Care Center: Day Care
  16. Jewish Educational Alliance: Youth Development, Education and Recreation
  17. Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire: Empowering Youth Program
  18. Performance Initiatives: After School Program
  19. Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire: Rape Prevention and Education
  20. Royce Learning Center: The Tutoring Center at Royce
  21. Salvation Army Savannah Corps: After-School Tutorial Program
  22. Savannah Country Day School: Horizons Savannah
  23. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center: Sound Start
  24. St. James Youth Services: After School Kool Kids
  25. St. James Youth Services: Summer Day Camp
  26. Wesley Community Centers of Savannah: Early Childhood Education and Development Center
  27. Wesley Community Centers of Savannah: Lady Bamford Early Childhood Education Center
  28. Wesley Community Centers of Savannah: Multi-Cultural Youth Arts Camp
  29. West Broad Street YMCA: After School Program
  30. West Broad Street YMCA: Early Learning Center
  31. West Broad Street YMCA: Neighborhood Drop In Program
  32. West Broad Street YMCA: Summer Enrichment Program
  33. YMCA of Coastal Georgia: Childcare
  34. YMCA of Coastal Georgia: Pryme Tyme
  35. YMCA of Coastal Georgia: Welcoming Hispanic Family Initiative
  36. YMCA of Coastal Georgia: Y on Wheels

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