Skip to content


helping hands icon

Luke, a first grader in Columbus, always enters the room with excitement, eager to pick up a book and read.

However, that was not always the case. As a kindergartner, Luke joined a United Way funded program at the Boys & Girls Club. He had trouble recognizing sight words and identifying lower case and upper case alphabet letters.

Luke received one-on-one help through this United Way funded program. As a result, his report cards, progress reports and star reports began to improve. His grades in Reading and English Language Arts have remained at an A-B average. He is not only learning to read, but is gaining a love for reading!

Help Kids Who Need It Most By Giving To United Way.

Other posts you may like

3 Brothers

We first heard the story of these three brothers at our Hope Harbour site visit. The boys and their mom […]

Read More

Jermaine Morgan

Each year during the Community Investment process, volunteers hear from great success stories at all of our Community Partner visits. […]

Read More

Hannah and Caiden

Meet Hannah (17) and Caiden (16). They attend Smith Station High School and work at Publix. We just had to […]

Read More