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  • Education is the best path out of poverty

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We know that education is the most effective way to break the cycle of poverty because 90% of the jobs in today’s workforce require some college training. United Way is working with schools, agencies, and other community partners to ensure that Sheboygan County children are given every opportunity to learn and succeed.

According to longitudinal research, at-risk children who do not receive high-quality early education are:

  • 25% more likely to drop out of school.
  • 40% more likely to become a teen parent.
  • 60% more likely to never attend college.
  • 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime.

For these reasons and others, United Way of Sheboygan County strongly encourages Wisconsin policymakers to act now to implement public pre-K for low-income children in a mixed-delivery system utilizing high-quality private child care programs and public schools.

We’re seeing success in our advocacy and investments!

  • High quality child care and early learning - Please provide statistics for this bullet that showcases the growth occurring in Sheboygan County.
  • Volunteer reading, tutoring and mentoring - Please provide statistics for this bullet that showcases the growth occurring in Sheboygan County.
  • Meaningful afterschool programs and activities - Please provide statistics for this bullet that showcases the growth occurring in Sheboygan County.
  • Positive youth development activities - Please provide statistics for this bullet that showcases the growth occurring in Sheboygan County.
  • Community partnerships with schools - Please provide statistics for this bullet that showcases the growth occurring in Sheboygan County.