Education

Before & After School Program

United Way is investing $5,000 in the before & after school program at the YMCA to supply snacks to local students.

This program provides quality affordable care for children grades K-4th that will help promote social, emotional, and cognitive skills. The program provides care for both before and after school hours, allowing parents to work a full day. Daily activities include access to playgrounds & outside play, arts and crafts, homework help, gym & board games, and afternoon snacks

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Emergency Grant Program

United Way is investing $14,000 to provide 28 students with an emergency grant, so they can continue their education.

This program gives grants in amounts up to $500 to students who face unexpected hardships that may prevent their education, such as transportation costs, medical bills, unexpected childcare, eviction, and other documented needs. It is sponsored by the United Way and Zane State College Foundation.

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Family Literacy Festival Books

United Way is investing $1,000 to provide books to every kid that attends the Family Literacy Festival.

The Muskingum County Literacy Council are hosting a Family Literacy Festival in collaboration with the Muskingum County Library System on Saturday, May 7th from 11a.m.-3:00p.m.  We will have literacy enrichment activities and books for adults and children of all ages.  No registration is required and there is no cost to attend. 

Website: https://www.muskingumcountyliteracycouncil.org/

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School Readiness  

Muskingum County:

United Way of MPM invested $500 towards Muskingum County students’ school readiness! With the United Way funds Muskingum County purchased 500 composition books for Muskingum County students.

Perry County:

United Way of MPM invested $500 towards Perry County students’ school readiness! With the United Way funds Perry County purchased 667 boxes of granola bars for local Perry County students. 

Morgan County:

United Way of MPM invested $500 towards Morgan County students’ back to school readiness! With the United Way funds 14 local Morgan County students received their complete back-to-school supply list, which included 17 items.

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Sensory Room

United Way is investing $4,000 to supply items for a Sensory Room at Morgan Local School, East Preschool.

The East Preschool Program, Sensory Room helps supply a room for sensory and social emotional development. With the investment Morgan Local Schools have made purchases to help foster students’ growth in themselves that will help students throughout their life. 

Website: https://morganschools.org/

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STEM kits

United way is investing $3,486 to supply STEM kits to 234 local children enrolled in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program.

STEM kits are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics kits that provide an interactive learning opportunity for the children enrolled in our programs. More specifically, the STEM kits will be used as an activity sponsored by United Way of MPM for one of our fall/winter program activities. A Big/Little will assemble the kit together, which cultivates a positive interaction and educational opportunity for the kids we serve

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The Toddler Enrichment Program

United Way is investing $14,080 to fully fund 5 students in the Toddler Enrichment program.

The Carr Center has a Toddler Enrichment program that offers specialized speech/language therapy and a language rich social program for children ages 18 months to 5 years.

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