United Way focuses on cradle-to-career education strategies that provide a firm foundation at an early age and continue to help develop our children into successful adults who can contribute to their communities. In 2017, the United Way of Carlton County invested $47,632 in the following programs to give kids a hand in their education and healthy development:

Carlton County Collaborative: Jump Start 4 Kindergarten

Catholic Charities: Foster Grandparent Program

REACH: Mentor Program

Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines: Girl Scout Leadership Pathways

Voyageurs Area Council Boy Scouts: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, and Exploring

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Program