Attendance Awareness

Chronic absenteeism disproportionately affects children in poverty and their chances of success in school.

Children who are chronically absent are much less likely to read at grade level by the third grade, making them four times more likely than proficient readers to drop out of high school. That’s why UNITED WAY OF WYOMING VALLEY is tackling chronic absenteeism.

"Attendance Matters"

Our Attendance Awareness Initiative, “Attendance Matters,” encourages local elementary school students in kindergarten through 3rd grade, and their families, to work together to create posters that illustrate the importance of good attendance.

chronic absenteeism

 missing 18 or more school days each year—is a reality for many students

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For more information about this exciting program, please contact us.

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With your help we can achieve our mission to improve the odds of success for at-risk children and families in our community.