Almost three-quarters of the Windsor-Essex graduates of the On Track to Success program will pursue post-secondary education this fall, according to the United Way.
The program provides academic and financial support to help economically disadvantaged youth stay in school, graduate, and successfully transition to adulthood.
It is one of the investments celebrated in the charity’s 2019-2020 Impact Report to the Community. Among the other issues addressed are ensuring kids growing up in low-income families are fed when school nutrition programs are closed, and providing learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math outside of school.
“Thanks to the support of our donors, we are making a difference for children and youth,” says Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County. “None of the work we do would be possible without the generosity of those who show local love for this great place we call home.”