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The Mess Matters!

There is a risk analysis most teachers complete during curriculum planning where you consider an activity and the amount of teacher involvement and potential for catastrophic mess making. Sometimes even the most diligent risk assessment may miss the mark. Imagine a...

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Why Aren’t Kids Ready for Kindergarten?

United Way of Skagit County’s bold goal is by 2025, all Skagit children entering kindergarten are ready to learn. According to the 2018 State of Children and Families Report by Northwest Early Learning, only 36% of students entering kindergarten in Skagit County have...

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To the Donors of America: We write to correct a misconception about what matters when deciding which charity to support. The percent of charity expenses that go to administrative and fundraising costs—commonly referred to as “overhead”—is a poor measure of a charity’s...

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Youth United

Youth Helping Youth ~ the best volunteers around! There are over 120 students at Anacortes, Burlington, Concrete and Sedro-Woolley high schools participating in Youth United. Last year, YU members volunteered over 12,000 hours. Sixtyfour of them received a Varsity...

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Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE)

UNITED WAY'S STUDY OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP We believe that financially stable families make for better prepared children. As a result, United Ways of the Pacific Northwest have commisioned the ALICE report which provides in depth local and regional data on struggling...

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Born Learning Trails

Skagit Reign (Leadership Skagit) is partnering with United Way of Skagit County to build two Born Learning Trails: One at Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon and the other at Storvik Park in Anacortes. Born Learning Trails use research-based content to create...

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