In 2016, United Way of Pickens County invested in Education through the following programs and services:
Community Partner Program Funding ($48,055)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters: Mentoring At-Risk Youth-$10,000
impacting youth ages 6-18 who live in poverty or in unstable, unsafe, or unhealthy conditions, and who lack access to services and life skills development or have low academic achievement.
Cliffs Residents Outreach: Parents as Learners (PALS)-$19,755
Impacting the families of Pre-K4 – 5th grade students at Pickens Elementary School whose children are at-risk academically or behaviorally and who qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Girl Scouts: Daisy Power Literacy-$5,000
Impacting kindergarten and 1st grade girls who could benefit from literacy enrichment and their parent/caregivers.
Happy Hooves: Strides for Success-$3,300
Impacting 3rd-5th grade children identified as at-risk academically or behaviorally by their school counselors.
Meyer Center: Developmental Pre-School-$10,000
Impacting children with disabilities ages birth to 7 years who require at least two therapy services- occupational, physical or speech therapy.
Directed Program Funding ($190,000)
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.