United Way is focused on supporting the whole child and aims to ensure that all children have a great start in life, are supported in school and in their community, are reading on grade level, and graduate high school on time – ready for college or career.
Children’s brains grow the most during the first three years of life, and simple, daily, positive interactions can help give them a great start in life. The Basics Chattahoochee Valley shares five Basics Principles in our community to enhance children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development from birth to age three and beyond.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS UNITED
Community Schools United is a cross-cutting, equity-based strategy committed to transforming schools to be centers for creating neighborhoods where the strategy, schools, students, families, and community thrive as a unit to achieve student success. Community Schools work to address each school’s unique opportunities, assets, and priorities, all to create positive, sustainable, and transformational impact.
An average of 70% of students participating in community schools programming experienced growth in core subject areas.
Resilient Chattahoochee Valley
In a room of Georgia residents, half of the people have experienced an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) encompass a range of traumatic experiences that occur during childhood and have strong correlations to poor outcomes later in life.
Resilient Chattahoochee Valley is educating our community on some of the everyday challenges that exist for children. By addressing these barriers, we give every child in our community the opportunity to thrive.
WE SERVE THE COMMUNITY
With your help, the Community Schools United strategy brings resources and support directly to students, parents, and educators.
We serve 4 schools in Muscogee County, Georgia, and Russell County, Alabama:
- Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
- Brewer Elementary School
- Phenix City Elementary School