School Attendance Initiative

The greatest impact comes from helping a person avoid challenges like poverty and scarcity in the first place. And the surest path to this result is a good education. As United Way of Greater Kansas City charts a course for the next 100 years, we have launched a major initiative focused on a key strategy for school success: reducing chronic absenteeism. This initiative will deepen the school and community partnerships that have defined much of our work in recent years.


ONE CHILD, ONE TEACHER, ONE BOOK, ONE PEN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

โ€” MALAYA YOUSAFZAI, 2014 Nobel Prize Laureate


Every Child, Every Day: Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Absenteeism

In November 2018, United Way of Greater Kansas City hosted a community summit addressing the pressing issue of school attendance. The materials from that summit are available below.



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