What does it mean to be school-ready?

Families across our Austin community and the country are in the midst of back-to-school season. And there’s a lot to do to get ready. So what does it mean to be school-ready? It’s more than a new backpack or fresh pair of kicks.

Being ready to learn means children have the curiosity, language, social skills, and needed to perform at their highest potential. Investing in school readiness sets kids up for a lifetime of reaching their full potential.

And when you join our team by donating to United Way, you’ll receive a Live United t-shirt.

Your donated dollars stay here to make an impact locally. Your investment brings teacher training, critical funding, mental health consultation, and a coordinated approach to high-quality education.

As kids are getting ready to go back to school, we’re asking you to be ready, too. Ready to invest in our youngest community members and improve the odds for every child.

Your investment has a proven impact. Every dollar invested in early childhood education generates a return on investment of more than $7.