Bartlesville Regional United Way believes in the importance of education
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. United Way's model focuses on supportive communities, effective schools and strong families — strategies and approaches rooted in research. Tackling the education challenge requires reframing education on a birth to 21 continuum.
21 percent of children in the Bartlesville Public School District had an unsatisfactory or limited knowlege of reading in the standardized tests administered to third graders. In Nowata, 29 percent of third graders had unsatisfactory or limited knowledge of reading, and half of Copan's third graders were in the limited knowledge category. If these students' knowledge gaps can be addressed early, students are more likely to stay in school and graduate from high school.*
Provide help with homework and a safe place to go after school through three different after-school programs.
Provide summer enrichment that allows children to continue learning year-round.
Provide character development, learning opportunities and leadership strengthening through scouting.
Provide anti-bullying programs through the schools and partner agencies.
Partner Agencies: Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville, Boys & Girls Club of Nowata, Cherokee Council Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, Salvation Army, Westside Community Center