United Way works to end America’s education crisis
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success.
United Way of Lapeer County believes that every child deserves an education that will set them up to succeed. Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, millions of children and youth lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career.
We can’t focus on high school alone. High school dropouts are 12 years in the making, usually starting early childhood education behind schedule. United Way's model focuses on supportive communities, effective schools and strong families — strategies and approaches rooted in research. Tackling the education challenge requires reframing education on a birth to 21 continuum.
Michigan School Data
The Education Dashboard provides a quick overview of data and information about Michigan’s public schools, districts, and regional education agencies. This dashboard makes it easy for the public to find information about schools. Metrics can be used to see how an individual school, district, ISD, or the State of Michigan as a whole is performing. The data below was selected for Lapeer ISD, Lapeer Community Schools, and Lapeer High School.
Metrics are provided for both the current and prior year, allowing users to compare and see trends.
The report is updated at various times throughout the year as data are available. Due to the suspension of state assessments, 2019-2020 assessment data is not available.
United Way of Lapeer County has partnered up with agencies who's goals are aligned with our Education Priority.
- The Family Literacy Center
- Lapeer County Kids in New Directions (KIND)
- Imagination Library
- Lapeer County Intermediate School District
- Born Learning
To learn more about our partner agencies and their work in Lapeer county, refer to the "Our Partners" page.
How You Can Help
To reach our goal, we need your help. The strategies proven to work are those that connect communities to their schools: parent involvement; literacy volunteers in the classroom; mentors for disadvantaged students; business leaders engaged in early childhood advocacy. Volunteer to help.