The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties’ work in Education began nearly 20 years ago with the inception of Success By 6 and the original mission to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of early care and education programs for children so they enter school ready to learn and achieve. That work has evolved to reach deep into the community with effective partnerships and targeted programs to address situational and long-term family and early childhood needs; public awareness campaigns; school attendance; summer learning; school readiness; Pre-K - 3rd grade family engagement; healthy growth and development; literacy and enhanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities for students.
The United Way is fighting to provide all area children and teens with opportunities for quality learning and skill development.
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- Attendance Awareness
- Community Innovation Zone
- Growing Healthy Readers
- Innovative Learning Opportunities
- School Readiness / Success By 6
- Summer Learning
- Transforming Children's Futures
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A partnership between the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties and local school districts created a pilot program to develop curriculum and training for teachers to manage disruptive students in the classroom. A big THANK YOU goes out to the three school districts (Old Forge, Dunmore and Valley View) who've implemented this module as well as Penn State Scranton, who took a lead role in developing the curriculum and training options.
Appearance (in order):
Gary Drapek, President & CEO, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
John Marichak, Superintendent, Dunmore School District
Dr. Marwan Wafa, Chancellor, Penn State Scranton
Shelly Egan, Principal, Old Forge Elementary
Dr. Melissa Ann LaBuda, Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State Scranton
Arianne Delsordo, Teacher, Old Forge School District
Lisa Nee, Teacher, Old Forge School District
Dana Cordaro, 2nd Grade Teacher, Dunmore Elementary Center
Kristen Taffera, 1st Grade Teacher, Dunmore Elementary Center
For more information contact the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, 570.343.1267