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Education

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.

Funded Programs

Thanks to your generous financial support United Way of Greater Texarkana is able to help fund the following programs in our community:

Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley-Clarksville Clubhouse

The mission of the Clarksville Clubhouse is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Caddo Area Council Boy Scouts: Learning for Life

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.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library- Book Program

United Way of Greater Texarkana- works with the Dolly Parton Imagintion Library program to provide books to newborns up until the age of 5. It's a collection of 60 hard bound books. They are mailed out monthly, with the childs name on them. 

Literacy Council of Bowie & Miller Counties: Career Readiness and Adult Literacy

The mission of Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller counties is to empower the lives in our community through literacy. The Career Readiness and Adult Literacy program equips clients with the tools and knowledge to be successful in their careers, proactive in their family life and become economically self-sufficient members of our community.

Mission Texarkana: Certified Nursing Aid Training Program

The Certified Nursing Aid 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.

Opportunities, Inc.: Texas Early Childhood Intervention

Opportunities’ Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program focuses on children ages birth-3 who have developmental delays and disabilities.  Licensed therapists and service coordinators provide developmental therapies in the home or at daycare, which enables parents to become involved in the therapy process, to continue appropriate therapies and services to help their children learn early language, motor development, self-help skills, and social development in daily routines.

Randy Sam's Outreach Shelter: Client Advisory Assistance Program

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.

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Texarkana: Power Hour

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.

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.

Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Inc.: ArtsSmart Art Integration Program

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 Regional Center On Aging-Education Programs

These education programs are to provide training to volunteers and students prepares them to care for older adults in the home as well as other healthcare settings. 

 

Texarkana Resources for The Disabled- Vocational Training

Texarkana Resources Vocational Training program is a community-based program for persons with disabilities. The program offers work skills training in a work center and throughout the community at various businesses.  This program teaches the individual basic skills in order to obtain a job and therefore lead them to achieving financial stability and independence. In addition to the work focused skills the program also offers a pre-vocational component that focuses on teaching the non-vocational life areas that are crucial to financial independence. This training emphasizes on money management skills, grooming and hygiene skills, banking skills, and many more. The success of these programs leads to greater independence for those with disabilities and help them in becoming contributing citizens to the Greater Texarkana Area.

United Way of Greater Texarkana: Stuff The 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.

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