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Our Investment in Education

Through the work of the Education Impact Council, United Way of Pickens County invested in the following programs and services:

Community Partner Program Funding

Girl Scouts: Daisy Power Literacy
Impacting kindergarten and 1st grade girls who could benefit from literacy enrichment and their parent/caregivers.

Pickens County First Steps: Razor Readers
Creating reading spaces in African American barbershops.

Meyer Center: Developmental Pre-School
Impacting children with disabilities ages birth to 7 years who require at least two therapy services- occupational, physical or speech therapy.

Directed Program Funding

Camp iRock
Impacting below grade level readers in rising 2nd – 4th grade identified by their teachers based on reading test scores, socio-economic status and other factors. Learn more.

Upstate Born Learning Partnership
Encouraging caregivers to take advantage of everyday learning opportunities through outdoor Born Learning trails and early childhood education promotion. Learn more.