Rocky Mountain PBS: Fort Collins Community Supports High School Students
At United Way, we have a long-standing commitment to youth and education in our community. We are invested in helping kids thrive and preparing students for long-term success. Strong partnerships with local nonprofits, city organizations, school districts, and local businesses enable us to accomplish our goals. When we live Larimer United, we can build a stronger community and a better tomorrow.
The loss of in-person learning for students this year has resulted in many partners coming together to make creative solutions possible. From municipal governments opening the doors of their recreation centers and museums to out-of-school providers extending their hours, sites, and creativity, to school districts welcoming nonprofit community partners and volunteers, it has been “all hands on deck” for children this year.
After a year of remote learning, the average student will have endured nine months of learning loss by the end of the academic year, according to a study completed by McKinsey and Company. With local data revealing similar concerns in our community, we collaborated with partners to offer in-person tutoring for students to be academically supported in a safe space, while guided through schoolwork.
Check out the partnership that included The Matthews House, Poudre High School, United Way, and others to support the learning needs of students this semester featured on Rocky Mountain PBS: