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Success By 6Right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, our children are engaged in some of the most important work of their young lives—learning, growing and preparing for success in school and beyond. The United Way is privileged to support them and their families on this exciting journey.

The First Steps

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The United Way's Success By 6 works with Pennsylvania's Promise for Children with a shared belief that every young child in Pennsylvania deserves the chance to succeed in school...and in life! Show support of early education for PA's youngest scholars.

Why Focus on Education? ::
Early Learning Stats in Lackawanna County
Family and community factors affect how well young children leaving, leaving our community's at-risk children behind. Research has shown that children affected by risk factors such as poverty, family status or poor school system are more likely to entre school behind their peers, struggle in school or drop out altogether. Risk factors such as poverty, poor family and maternal health and lack of maternal education can hurt a child's chances of doing well in school.

In Lackawanna County, nearly 67% of children under age 5 living in economically at-risk families (compared to the state average of 58%.) In addition, less than half of children under the age of five in Lackawanna County participate in publically funded, quality early education programs. Furthermore, 21.5% of 3rd graders in Lackawanna County scored below proficient on the 2009 PSSA reading test, compared to the statewide average of 22.3%.

To get involved with Success By 6, contact Lisa Berardelli for more information.


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United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties | 615 Jefferson Avenue | PO Box 526 | Scranton, PA 18501-0526 |
tel 570.343.1267 | fax 570.969.2977
Wayne County Mailing Address | PO Box 328 | Waymart, PA 18472
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