The mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) is to provide the leadership, convene the partnerships and develop the resources and solutions that improve our community.
With more than 2.6 million volunteers, 9.6 million donors worldwide, and more than $5 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest non-profit. United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley brings neighbors together. We unite people who care. We raise and invest funds that stay right here in the greater Lehigh Valley.
Contribute to United Way’s Education Goal in Lehigh Valley to grow Leader in Me to reach 9,000 more students in ten new schools by 2023.
Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success. This approach empowers educators with effective practices and tools to:
|✓ Student Behavior||✓ Staff or Student
|✓ Reading Proficiency|
|✓ Staff Social/Emotional
and Teaching Readiness
|✓ Supportive School Environment||✓ Math Proficiency|
|✓ Student Leadership||✓ Student Engagement||✓ Teaching Efficacy|
|✓ Family Engagement||✓ Staff Satisfaction||✓ Student-Led Learning|
These schools are united in a common vision and purpose to empower students to be leaders, equipped with the life-skills required to succeed in a global economy. They are breaking down barriers for student success, uniting cultures, and transforming their communities.
Establish a whole-child mindset with a belief that every child has genius and every student has the potential to become a leader.
Create an environment of social-emotional learning that helps every student build confidence and discover their true potential.
Create a culture led by students who are encouraged to find their voice and develop critical skills for college, career, and life.