A.L.I.C.E: Education

A.L.I.C.E. Education Initiative

Building a Foundation for Lifelong Success

At United Way of Lewis County, we recognize that education is a vital pathway out of poverty, especially for our A.L.I.C.E. (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families. Our A.L.I.C.E. Education Initiative is committed to fostering early childhood development and improving reading proficiency, ensuring every child in our community has the opportunity to succeed.

Early Childhood Education - Click Here to learn more about Early Childhood Education

Investing in early childhood education is crucial for setting the stage for future academic and life achievements. Our focus areas include:

  • Access to Quality Early Learning: Collaborating with local early learning centers to provide children from A.L.I.C.E. families with access to high-quality early education programs.
  • Parental Support and Resources: Offering resources and support to parents, empowering them to be active participants in their children's early learning experiences.

Reading Proficiency - Click Here to learn more about Elementary Reading

Reading proficiency is a key indicator of future academic success. Our efforts to enhance literacy include:

  • Community Literacy Programs: Partnering with schools, libraries, and community organizations to deliver effective literacy programs tailored to the needs of A.L.I.C.E. children.
  • Volunteer Tutoring and Mentorship: Engaging community volunteers to provide one-on-one mentorship through our Reading Buddies program, helping children develop strong reading skills and a love for learning.
  • Family Literacy Initiatives: Encouraging family involvement in reading through initiatives such as book distributions..

By focusing on early childhood education and reading proficiency, the A.L.I.C.E. Education Initiative aims to break the cycle of poverty and build a brighter future for our community. Together, with the support of our partners and volunteers, we can ensure that every child has the chance to achieve their full potential.