United Way is making sure youth can start school ready to succeed! Helping students become proficient readers at a young age, stay on track in middle school, earn their high school diploma and follow the next steps to pursue college or a career.


We are dedicated to ensuring that by 2032, 80% of local children in Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties are prepared for kindergarten.


  1. Increase School Readiness of children ages 0-5

  2. Increase leadership and life skills for youth

  3. Connect youth to education opportunities facing financial barriers

  4. Increase hands-on learning for youth