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Early Learning Success

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May 13, 2013

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BENEFITING: United Way Silicon Valley

EVENT DATE: Jun 21, 2013

Josita Wensink

THE STORY:

United Way Silicon Valley is working with schools in the Alum Rock Elementary School District to ensure early learning success and strengthen families. National research shows that children who are proficient in reading in elementary school are much more likely to be successful later in life.

To learn more about the issue of Early Learning, please watch this short video. We need to make sure ALL the children are ready to learn on the first day of Kinder. And YOU can help us make that happen right here in San Jose.

The principles in the Alum Rock School District tell us from experience that too many children arrive at kindergarten unprepared for learning and without the skills they need to succeed. Kids who are behind when they enter kindergarten are often behind in 3rd grade. A child is 4 times less likely to graduate high school if they can’t read by the end of 3rd grade. That is why United Way works to ensure that more children are kindergarten ready when they start school and are reading proficient before they enter 4th grade. 

The Bridge to Kindergarten program not only prepares the child for Kindergarten, but the parents as well. Support from the home is essential in the child's success, so the parent component is an important part of this effort.

You can help by making a donation to my Crowdrise campaign and make a difference to a child right here in your own community.

Learn more about Bridge to Kindergarten and United Way Silicon Valley's work around Early Learning Success at: http://www.uwsv.org/els

Please don't hesitate to contact me for any further information.

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$300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maria Wensink

    $50

  • Roberto Paschetta

    $50

  • Michelle & Gary Fisk

    $50

  • Kate Cressall

    $25

  • Megan & Charles Fletcher

    $25

  • Gary R

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60% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $300 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Gary R

Gary R

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Megan & Charles Fletcher

Megan & Charles Fletcher

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Kate Cressall

Kate Cressall

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Michelle & Gary Fisk

Michelle & Gary Fisk

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Roberto Paschetta

Roberto Paschetta

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Maria Wensink

Maria Wensink

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Chris Weber

Chris Weber

As a former Alum Rock teacher and a former UWSV staff member, I applaud and appreciate what you are doing! Best of luck! 4 years ago