Through the work of the Education Impact Council, United Way of Pickens County invested in the following programs and services:
Community Partner Program Funding
Blue Ridge Council of Boy Scouts
Impacting boys and girls in grades 3-12 through providing hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities.
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.
Pickens County First Steps: Razor Readers
Creating reading spaces in African American barbershops.
YMCA of Easley, Pickens, Powdersville
Impacting struggling young readers through mentoring.
Directed Program Funding
Impacting below grade level readers in rising 1st – 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.