YES! I want to LIVE UNITED for education!
GIVE for education
- Give financially: on your own or through a United Way campaign at your company
- Give to your school system’s foundation.
- Give to a reform effort you value and align with.
ADVOCATE for education
A few ways you can use your voice to champion the changes you want to see in education. We’d like to hear your ideas too! Please send them to email@example.com and we’ll keep adding to this list!
Where you work:
- Encourage your company to host learning sessions for employees about how to support the community’s education goals.
- If your company hosts employee volunteer projects, ask them to consider identifying and taking on an education project.
- Ask your company’s public policy staff to explore the business benefits of taking a stand on education related state, local or federal public policy issues.
- Write letters to the editor and to your elected officials about education issues you care about.
- Talk to your children at the dinner table about local education issues and why they matter.
- Go as a family to school events, community forums and learning experiences about educational challenges, then talk about the experience together.
- Tell a teacher or other education professional when they’ve done a good job and how it mattered to you. Tell others too!
- Encourage your place of worship or civic group to take on an educational improvement project.
VOLUNTEER for education
A few important ways you can give your time to help more kids succeed in school and in life.
Tutor: Help an elementary student move up to grade level in their reading as a part of United Way’s ReadUP.
Mentor: Research shows that mentoring leads to success in the classroom and has social and emotional payoffs too. These United Way agencies and partners have formal programs that recruit, screen, train and supervise mentors. Learn more with a click.
Call or visit your neighborhood school or community center to see if they have volunteer needs.
Check out The Indianapolis Star’s great database of volunteer opportunities.
Visit I Care Indy’s site to become involved in drop-out prevention in Indianapolis.
Use UWCI’s Volunteer Solutions tool to search for opportunities using criteria you create, then get emails when new opportunities are posted.
Call 2-1-1, Connect2Help’s 24/7 telephone information and referral service, for free and comprehensive referrals.
Directly contact the organizations mentioned in the television stories about education to offer your help: