Bold Goals

Goal 1

65% of APS third-graders reading at or above grade level

Currently at 38%

Goal 2

90% of APS high-schoolers graduating in 4 years, with 60% college/career ready

Currently at 75% and 21% respectively

Goal 3

Financially empower* 11,000 people

Currently 42,000 people in Akron are considered to be “working poor”
*With the skills, knowledge and resources to budget and save, manage debt, build credit and access banking services

Goal 4

Reduce ER Visits due to drug overdoses to 1,000

Currently at 2,400 annually

Ultimately, United Way of Summit County envisions a future where EVERYONE has the tools to be financially empowered, where every student has the skills to succeed in the classroom and beyond and where no family is devastated by addiction. As we work toward the future, these Bold Goals for 2025 will serve as concrete benchmarks for our success and hold us accountable to our community.

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