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311 4th St SW, PO Box 895, Willmar, Minnesota 56201
(320) 235-1050
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Education

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Our Goal

Making sure that our children come to school prepared for school, supporting them through high school, and helping people of all ages gain job skills creates a ripple effect of success throughout our United Way of West Central Minnesota communities.

Education Aspirations

• Prepare children of West Central Minnesota for kindergarten and support learning opportunities for ages 0-6.

• Every youth (Preschool to 12th grade) engaged in ongoing experiences that build positive life skills and receive the support they need to be successful.

• Promote education to address adult needs to enhance financial stability and independence.

Our Work in Education

• Currently funding 19 agencies that help prepare preschoolers for kindergarten or engage regional kids in safe nurturing after school activities.

• Operates the United Way Growmobile program bringing free preschool into 9 neighborhoods summer 2013 between Willmar, New London, Raymond, Atwater and Pennock.  During School year visit 20 daycares with preschool lessons free to provider and children. **

• Funded Play and Stay at Willmar Library. **

• Funded transportation to preschool in Litchfield, iPads to preschool providers, funding to Litchfield Community Playground++.

• Providing 900 preschoolers with Early Childhood screening pack backs.

• Providing over 1,800 preschoolers with Imagination Library books at no charge to the families to  help engage our regional little ones in reading.

• Run an annual school supply drive for area schools (2013 collected over $15,000 in supplies!).

• Sit on Early Childhood Initiatives in Willmar, KMS, Litchfield, and BOLD; MN State Birth to 3 planning sessions; and Willmar Early Childhood Cabinet.

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