Education is the conerstone of individual and community success. Your donation helps fund programs that provide children, at-risk youth and adults access to quality, affordable learning opportunities, after-school care, and mentors. Thanks to your generous financial support United Way of Greater Texarkana is able to help fund the following programs in our community:
Caddo Area Council Boy Scouts: Learning for Life (caddobsa.org) The mission of the Learning for Life program is to develop and deliver engaging, research-based academics, character, leadership, and career-focused programs aligned to state and national standards that guide and enable all student to achieve their full potential.
Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas: Community Program Series,Leadership Program 1st-8th Grade; Green Girls, Leadership Program 6th-12th Grade (girlscoutsdiamonds.org) The objective of the Girl Scouts Community Program Series is for girls to develop their own leadership and life skills that will help them be successful in activities outside of Girl Scouts.
Literacy Council of Bowie & Miller Counties: Economic Self-Sufficient Program (literacycouncil.info)
Opportunities, Inc.: Early Head Start; Adult Specialized Services for Persons with Disabilities (oppinc.org) The Early Head Start program meets the mission of Opportunities, Inc. by creating a foundation for early learning and development, promoting health and wellness, and enabling families to become more self-sufficient. The Adult Specialized Services for Persons with Disabilities program presents a variety of daily living skills experiences for adults 18 years and older who have developmental disabilities.
Randy Sam's Outreach Shelter: Client Advisory Assistance Program (randysams.org) The mission of the Client Advisory Assistance Program is to provide residential clients with an on-site case manager to assist in local housing, navigating social service systems, employment, obtaining mental health and medical appointments/prescriptions, and transportation when enrolled in the case management program.
Texarkana Friendship Center: Certified Nurse Aid Training Program (tfci.org) The Certified Nurse Aid vocational training program is designed to provide people with the skills they need to get a job, but more importantly a career. The overall objective is for the students to gain quality education preparing them for a career and self-sufficiency.
Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Inc.: ArtsSmart Art Integration Program (trahc.org) ArtsSmart provides curriculum based programming, training, and support to area teachers to ensure greatest academic success for students as they learn through the arts.
Texarkana Arkansas Police Department: P.R.I.D.E. Academy The goal of P.R.I.D.E. Academy is to alter at-risk behaviors in youth by providing a positive influence in their lives before reaching adulthood. By creating a lasting relationship between at-risk youth and law enforcement, a support network is formed that encourages trust and respect which is often lacking for these students, especially in their home and community settings.
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Texarkana: Power Hour (salvationarmytexas.org) Power Hour drives positive outcomes for youth in the area of academic success by extending learning beyond the school day. Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers to help members complete their homework, and start each school day better prepared and with a sense of confidence and competence.
United Way of Greater Texarkana: Stuff a Bus The Stuff a Bus program works with directly with school administration, civic organizations, and businesses throughout our community to identify students in need in eight school districts in Texas and Arkansas.