Our Focus on Education
United Way Galveston County Mainland believes that success in life begins with a quality education. Yet, many children and youth lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career.
UWGCM wants all people to be prepared for and excel in education of all types. Our funding helps programs provide resources to individuals in our community so they can thrive. It is critical to reach the children early - even before they start school. Once a young person falls behind it can be very difficult to catch up.
Parents who have support from early on can build great futures for their children. United Way Galveston County Mainland works with schools, parents, and partners to ensure that every child is equipped for success in school, work, and life by investing in programs that produce results.
Born Learning Trails
Everyday life is a learning experience for children. The Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll or visiting a local playground.
Signs perched along the Born Learning path offer new activities encouraging parents to hop, toss, shake and wiggle across a hopscotch board with their little ones, or even just describe and compare shapes. The Born Learning campaign gives parents and caregivers easy and fun ideas to support early learning for young children.
Visit www.bornlearning.org for more information.
Locations in Galveston County
Rustic Oaks Park, 5101 Orange Blossom, League City, TX - Supported by City of League City and INEOS
Rainbow Park, 800 Bay Street, Texas City, TX - Sponsored by City of Texas City, Marathon Petroleum and Eagle Scout Will Roberts
Dr. Seuss Summer Reading Camp