As dedicated community partners, United Way of Erie County and Early Connections announced Success By 6 efforts will be conducted under United Way’s Raising Readers initiative effective July 1, 2021.
Since 2003, Success By 6, funded by United Way and administered by Early Connections, helped guide the unified initiatives of agencies, school districts, and leaders throughout our community to help children prepare for success in kindergarten and beyond. Although the Success By 6 brand will not continue, United Way and Early Connections are committed to supporting each other to help children within our community have an opportunity to succeed in school and thrive in Erie County.
Raising Readers is United Way's countywide initiative to make sure all children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade, a critical milestone. Success By 6's goal of School Readiness is one of the three pillars of Raising Readers, which also includes School Attendance and Summer Learning.
We encourage anyone wanting to learn more to visit the Raising Readers webpage and read the Community Solutions Action Plan available here.