Preparing Our Children for a Changing World Begins with You!
Quality education, beginning at birth and continuing to high school graduation, is critical to preparing our children for a successful future.
Schools in our low-income communities have significantly less funding and resources available than schools in higher income communities. Students in our low-income communities have face significant barriers to learning including drugs, gangs, basic needs and family job instability. We need to make quality education for all our children a public policy priority.
Children are not able to speak up for themselves. They need your help to give them a voice in our community. Your voice can be a powerful tool for raising awareness of our children’s education needs.
There are a variety of ways you can speak up for our children and help our future generation succeed.
There are several public policy efforts under way to improve education outcomes for children living in Illinois. Visit the organizations below to learn about current issues and how you can become involved.
United Way of Illinois: http://www.unitedwayillinois.org/advocate/advocate.php
Take a Stand:
You can make your voice heard by directly contacting your elected officials. Share with them your story and why quality education for our children is important to you. To identify your elected officials and find their contact information visit: http://www.elections.il.gov/districtlocator/DistrictOfficialSearchByAddress.aspx
Whether the issue is local, regional or national, one of the easiest ways to affect change is to vote. Through your vote, you can have a voice about what you want for you, your family and your community click here to read more.
Share Your Story:
How do you give, advocate, and/or volunteer in Lake County? Send us your story so we can share it with the community. Your story will inspire others to take action.
United Way of Lake County is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and neither endorses nor opposes any candidates for elected office.