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Kindergarten Readiness


Development Begins At Birth

The social, emotional and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on their future as an adult. In fact, 90% of brain development happens before age six!

High School Graduation

High School Graduation

Mentoring Helps Kids Graduate High School

Benjamin is a mentor with the YMCA and when he first met Blaze, a high school student, he recognized Blaze needed a friend, role model and listening ear and began mentoring him on a regular basis...

Family Engagement

Mary Jolly

Just 40% of children in Louisville's Portland neighborhood arrive at kindergarten ready to learn. This statistic isn't okay with resident Mary Jolly, who wants kids in her neighborhood to have the same chance for a good quality of life as kids in other parts of our community.

Health and Well Being


Healthy Eating For Kids

The importance of healthy eating has benefits that extend to the classroom. When students eat breakfast they are more likely to be focused and ready to learn...

Live United in Action
Live United in Action


Good luck to all children in our Excellence Academy early learning centers who are graduating from preschool and ready for kindergarten!



Over 51,000 Cultural Passes were used last year to visit 30 area attractions for FREE (zoo, science center, museums, and more), and they are back again this summer! Pick yours up at any Louisville Free Public Library branch or Metro Parks community center.


OST - Children spend more than 70% of their waking hours outside of school 

Thanks to our friends at TARC for providing free passes to youth in area out-of-school time programs this summer. These passes help kids get to and from their programs and keep them on track to graduate high school! 



Jefferson County Public Schools has launched a new website, Ready4K, to help families and child-care providers ensure their children arrive at kindergarten prepared and ready to learn. There you will find comprehensive online resources, games and activities, and printable family activities tied to kindergarten readiness indicators. Check it out here.



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Metro United Way serves the counties of Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison in Indiana.
Our Mission: Improve lives and our community by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer.
Our Vision: A community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.