United For Youth
Reading Plus is a web-based silent reading program designed to help every student improve their literacy skills. The program uses data from student assessments and student participation in the lessons to adapt to students’ interests and skills. The program ultimately improves students’ reading efficiency, comprehension, and motivation with highly individualized lessons that meet students’ needs while allowing students to select the content that interests them.
Without additional supports, students who start school behind in reading typically stay behind. Struggling readers don’t just struggle with reading. By 4th grade, students stop learning to read and start reading to learn. Reading becomes the vehicle by which students learn science, social studies, and even math. These subjects become incredibly difficult for students who aren’t reading at grade level.
The "Leader in Me” Program is a transformational school-based program based on Steven Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The program integrates leadership development into the classroom curriculum, activities, faculty/staff development, and physical space, building resiliency and a cultural transformation in children that need it most.
Students as young as age five learn how to track their own attendance and academic performance, complete applications and interviews for classroom jobs, and develop and implement service projects to address school and community needs. The Leader in Me is not a class; it’s a way of life. It creates healthy habits in students and staff that encourages them to set goals, positively influence others, and share their talents with their community.
The Youth Enrichment Partnership brings together funders, schools, and community organizations to address the complex needs of Manchester’s youth. The goal is to support low-income middle school youth and their families with year-round and city-wide opportunities that promote long term success.
This Partnership reduces barriers like travel, cost, and accessibility for youth to access enrichment activities. It allows youth to engage in evidence-based interventions that drive academics, soft skills, and health behaviors at no cost.
Fueling Our Families is a unique partnership between Southern NH University, The YMCA of Downtown Manchester, Granite United Way, and the Manchester School District that addresses the needs of food insecurity across Manchester, NH. The program provides weekend meal bags through the end of 2020 to Manchester students and their families.
For more information on any of our United for Youth programs contact Aimee Kereage at email@example.com or call 603.625.6939 x101.