United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

Learn More

As the needs of Southwest Virginians change, so too do the best practices for meeting those needs.

Learn More

Join us in our fight for our friends and neighbors in Southwest Virginia by exploring the options below.

Learn More

United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

Learn More

United Way of Southwest Virginia Now Offering Ready4k Text Messaging Service

July 14, 2021

Abingdon, VA (July 28, 2021) – United Way of Southwest Virginia is now offering Ready4K text messages to boost a child’s learning experience. Ready4K is a research-based text messaging program for families with kids ages 0 to 9. Each week, parents will receive texts with fun facts and tips on ways to help their child learn and grow.

“We are thrilled to bring Ready4K to families in our region! As a parent, you often wonder if there is something you can do to help your child, and this app will offer some ideas and resources to do just that. It’s just one more thing we can do to support children and prepare them to be ready for school and ready for life,” said Dr. Susan Patrick, Director of Childhood Success, United Way of Southwest Virginia.

The goals of Ready4K align with the goals of Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR). Both of these programs focus on improving the educational development of young students. “By having these educational tools at our disposal, we can promote quality teaching for every child in every setting, from the classroom to at-home learning, and beyond,” said Patrick.

Ready4K text tips help build on positive daily routines such as preparing a meal, brushing teeth, getting dressed, and bedtime. The tips parents will receive are always relevant and tailored to their child’s specific age. There is absolutely no cost to enroll in the Ready4K program, and parents can opt-out any time they wish to stop receiving text messages.

Childcare providers who are interested in offering Ready4K to their families, or learning more, please contact Resilience Manager, Danielle Dye ddye@unitedwayswva.org.

###

ABOUT UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life. Through an initiative-based cradle-to-career approach, United Way of Southwest Virginia is creating sustainable solutions to address the challenges facing tomorrow’s workforce. United Way convenes cross-sector partners to make an impact on the most complex problems in our region. Through collaboration with government, business, nonprofit and individuals, United Way innovates for positive, lasting social change. With a footprint that covers nearly 20% of the state of Virginia, United Way of Southwest Virginia programs and initiatives serve the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe, and the cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton, and Radford.

Top 10 in the United States by Charity Navigator in 2018 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency Charity Navigator Four Star Charity United Way 2020 Membership Requirements Completed

Login

Forgot Password

Don't have an account? Create one here