Kindergarten Readiness


No More Perfect Bulletin Boards In This Classroom!

Stacey Pierce owns and operates A+ Academy, a licensed child care home in New Albany, and is one of 21 child care homes and centers benefitting from the Indiana Association of United Way's "Work2Gether" grant that Metro United Way received this year...

High School Graduation


An OST Program That Changed My Child's Life

Kendall is a rising senior at Pleasure Ridge Park High School and on his way to achieving a major milestone in his life - graduating high school on time. His story has not been without its challenges, but with the support of community organizations and resources, he has been empowered to create a bright future for himself...

Health and Well Being


Healthy Eating Is A
Foundation For Success

One of the easiest ways to set your child's foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating is to get them involved in planning and cooking meals. They will be excited to help you prepare dinner by measuring and mixing ingredients while learning math and science as well as valuable health and wellness lessons at the same time...

Family Stability


20,000+ Books to Kids
and Families

The Little Libraries initiative, a Metro United Way partnership with the 2014 Bingham Fellows, gives neighbors and businesses an opportunity to host libraries in their front yards so that families that might not have easy access to the public library, or have books in their home, can get free books in their own neighborhood...

Our Vision: A Community Whose People Achieve Their Fullest Potential Through Education, Financial Stability And Healthy Lives.
Our Mission: Improve Lives and Our Community by Engaging People to Give, Advocate and Volunteer.
Live United: It's A Credo. A Mission. A Goal.
A constant reminder that when we ensure everyone achieves their fullest potential, we improve our community. We help our children succeed in school. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer.


The Cultural Pass is back for kids 16 and under to enjoy many of Louisville's great attractions FREE all summer long! Visit any Louisville Free Public Library to sign up for a summer reading program and get a FREE cultural pass.

Kindergarten Countdown is underway for all children entering kindergarten this fall! For more information about Kindergarten Countdown, including upcoming events, visit the the Louisville Free Public Library's website here.

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust is investing nearly $3M for Black Male Achievement in Kentucky! Grants were awarded to school districts, organizations - including Metro United Way's BMA initiative - and universities that have demonstrated leadership and commitment to creating opportunities and expanding quality of life for Kentucky's boys and men of color. Read more here!



KidsRaces_homepage.jpgWhen you think about school readiness, not very often would you also think about worms. But developing school readiness skills is exactly what the children at the Dorman Preschool Center in Shelbyville, Kentucky were doing on the day their director brought in a bucket of worms for them to explore!

Immediately the children showed curiosity in the worms as they explored what the worms could do, how they looked, what they felt like and how they moved in the dirt and across the table. One child became interested in laying the worms in various shapes to make letters. She started with an "O" but quickly realized she could make an "L" and a "Z." She then wanted to make an "A" and realized she needed another worm and had to ask another child for one of his. In this one experience, she identified letters, expressed her needs and wants, attended to tasks, worked well alone, showed curiosity and motivation to learn, and spoke in a five to six word sentence - all skills identified by Jefferson County Public Schools as ones children need to be ready for school...



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