The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties had a community conversation about education outcomes Tuesday morning. The outcomes are goals that the United Way has set and wants to see accomplished. Community Impact Coordinator Amy Davis says when the United Way does investments and partnerships within the community, the idea is to base them around the outcomes.
"The four outcomes are and increase in parenting skills and involvement, especially for parents of children 0-3. An increase in school readiness for preschool children, improvement in behavior and social interaction, especially in programs outside the school day, and an increase in the number of young adults who graduate and make a successful transition to work or higher education." explained Davis.
The United Way is also looking at overcoming barriers and fixing the problems to keep these goals in reach. About 25 people attended the meeting today.
"We had individuals from all three colleges in the area." said Davis. "Zane State, Ohio University, and Muskingum. We had a representative from the career center at Mid-East, from the Educational Service Center, three of the local school districts were represented. Then we had community individuals, we had some parents there."
The update is one of four quarterly updates that will also cover income, healthcare, and a social services safety net. If you would like to get involved or have needs you should call the 211 Call Center and ask for Amy Davis.