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READY FOR KINDERGARTEN A child who enters school not ready for kindergarten is already behind. But when a child is read to regularly they have a larger vocabulary and are more prepared to learn. To get them started on the right path with a strong foundation of language awareness and literacy skills, we work with Best Beginnings to provide a free book every month to children ages 0 – 5.

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ATTENDANCE LEADS TO SUCCESS If a student is not at school, they cannot learn. Chronic absence at any grade level can cause a student to fall behind and, once they fall behind, it may become almost impossible to catch up. We are working with students with lower than 90% attendance and engaging the community about the importance of attendance for kids of all ages. Showing up to school is the first step to success.

RIGHT SUPPORTS, RIGHT KIDS, RIGHT TIME Each child is unique, dealing with their own specific set of challenges. In our Community + Schools, we work with teachers, students and their families to identify the issues causing their absences and then connect them with the out of school community supports and services to get them back on track and keep them on the road to graduation.

REACHING THE GOAL DEPENDS ON YOU.

United Way of Anchorage

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Alaska Business April 2018  

Thank you to the Corporate 100 companies that provided an image—representing the corporation’s services, culture, or people—for our cover

Alaska Business April 2018  

Thank you to the Corporate 100 companies that provided an image—representing the corporation’s services, culture, or people—for our cover