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Helping young people succeed helps our families, our neighborhoods, and our community thrive. Through early childhood education, out-of-school enrichment,  and other support, we are helping prepare the next generation to lead our families, businesses, and communities.

United Way Bright Beginnings

This innovative early childhood education program, a partnership between United Way and ExxonMobil, prepares kids to succeed in school and in life.

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Out 2 Learn

This public-private partnership expands access to high-quality out-of-school programming for all Houston-area youth.

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United Way M.A.T.H.

This partnership with ConocoPhillips aims to help students improve their math skills.

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Opportunity Youth

Opportunity Youth programs work to reconnect young adults with work and school.

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Educational Resources

Explore activities, workbooks, and other tips for children and youth.

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Funded Partners Addressing Early Childhood & Youth Development

United Way invests in and partners with the following nonprofit organizations to support early childhood and youth development.

  • Alexander Jewish Family Service
  • The Alliance
  • AVANCE-Houston, Inc.
  • Avenue CDC
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
  • Boy Scouts of America-Sam Houston Area Council
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, Inc.
  • The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Children’s Museum Houston
  • Chinese Community Center
  • CollegeCommunityCareer
  • Cy-Hope, Inc.
  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston
  • Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
  • Girls Empowerment Network
  • Girls, Inc. of Greater Houston
  • Houston Area Urban League
  • HYPE Freedom School
  • Katy Christian Ministries
  • Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts
  • Partnership for the Advancement & Immersion of Refugees
  • The Salvation Army, Greater Houston Command
  • SEARCH Homeless Services
  • Texas Hearing Institute
  • Urban Enrichment Institute
  • Wesley Community Center
  • Writers in the Schools
  • YMCA of Greater Houston

Learn more about the impact of our early childhood & youth development work

With help from the United Way Young Parents’ Child Care Scholarship and United Way THRIVE, Jessica finished school and started a new career.

Armando Silva from United Way funded partner, MECA, talks about partnering with United Way to create impact in our community.

In United Way Bright Beginnings, Laura’s social and emotional skills blossomed, and she built the foundation to be a star student.

United Way Bright Beginnings helped Joseph develop, grow, and prepare to start and succeed in kindergarten.

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