June 21st marks the longest day of the year and a perfect opportunity to get involved in your community. All across the country, individuals and families are participating in the United Way Day of Action. Day of Action is a great opportunity to make our community stronger and to inspire others to volunteer not just on this day, but throughout the year.
United Way of Salt Lake has opportunities for children, individuals, and families. United Way 2-1-1 invites youth in grades K-12 to get involved in meaningful service. Our Summer of Service (SOS) program provides youth with a wide variety of service opportunities throughout the summer months.
You can also make a pledge to become an education volunteer today. UWSL is recruiting adults with passion, expertise and resources to make a difference in education. We’re galvanizing people to read to preschoolers, tutor third graders and mentor kids who need a caring adult in their lives because today, two-thirds of American fourth graders cannot read at grade level. The shortfall in reading proficiency is especially pronounced among low-income, and Latino children. Disadvantaged children come to school at least two years behind their peers in pre-reading skills. It is hard to catch up—especially after second or third grade.
So visit our website at www.uw.org and find out how you can get involved and help build a better community for everyone