The path to obtaining a high school diploma starts at birth and requires support through the early years to completing high school.
A Strong Start
United Way is working to ensure young people start school with a strong foundation for ongoing learning and development that will make a difference throughout their lives.
How are the children?
There are approximately 56,000 children aged 0 to 6 living in Edmonton. That's 14% of the Edmonton's population.
During the first few years of life, development takes place at an incredible rate and sets the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing.
Over one in ten (10.5%) children under the age of six years are living in low income families. In Alberta, there are 29,800 children under six living in poverty. From Words to Action Report, 2013 - Public Interest Alberta