Whether you’re speaking out to improve the education, income and health of our area residents or by showing your support at United Way events, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.

Students will soon be out of school, and with summer comes special challenges.  Research shows that two-thirds of the achievement gap at the 9th grade level is attributable to summer learning opportunities.

This month, we're promoting and raising awareness, in coordination with our national partners, about the importance of high-quality summer learning and healthy experiences for children. 

You can help promote healthy development and learning for students during the summer!

Below is a list of engagement opportunities and sample tweets below. We hope you'll join us in raising awareness about this important issue!

#SummerSuccess Tweets:

  • Did you know that obesity & food insecurity rise at a faster rate for children in the summer? Advocate for #summersuccess! #liveunited
  • Did you know that low-income students lose over 2-3 mos in reading skills each summer? Advocate for #summersuccess! #liveunited

  • Summer presents education & health risks for kids. Tell your member of Congress to support #summersuccess! #liveunited

  • Help raise awareness about free summer meals! Direct families to #summersuccess #liveunited

So go ahead and advocate in a LIVE UNITED world. Do it in public. Be visible. Be loud.