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Education

Friend's of Children Thank you

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success.

Creating a supportive and healthy early foundation helps children to become successful adults. During their school years, children need to build on this early foundation in order to graduate from high school and achieve financial stability as adults. The United Way is committed to providing children access to learning opportunities within our community.  Education is essential to a community’s economic prosperity, thus providing jobs with livable wages and benefits. Education Programs focus on children up to age 18.

United Way Partner Agencies and programs working on financial stability:

Athol Salvation Army ~ Afterschool Programs and Summer Camp

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County ~ Mentoring

Camp Kee-wanee ~ Summer Camp

Community Action ~ Family Center, Youth Programs

Friends of Children ~ CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts ~ Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Girls Club of Greenfield ~ The Girls Club, Camp Lion Knoll, Valley Play School

Mary Lyon Education Foundation ~ Harper Gerry Student Assistance Fund and Mini-Grant Program

United ARC ~ Family Friends

Western Massachusetts Boy Scout Council ~ Scouting in Franklin County 

YMCA in Greenfield ~ Out of School Time Programs