United Way of Trumbull County focuses on education

The United Way of Trumbull County met to discuss how the organization can help kids and adults pursue an education.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Leaders in Trumbull County met on Thursday to see how the local United Way can serve the community.

Almost two dozen people attended the meeting in Warren that was focused on education. They talked about how United Way can help kids who are in school now, as well as adults who are looking to be lifelong learners or learn a new trade.

According to a news release, the topics covered in the meeting included ways to increase health education, increase graduation and/or GED rate, reduce crime and violence, reduce drug and alcohol use, and improve the percentage of third grade students achieving proficiency on state standardized assessment.

“We are happy to have this opportunity to hear from people in the field what the real priorities are,” Ginny Pasha, President of the United Way of Trumbull County, said. “We will use the results from these meetings to inform our work going forward.”

Pasha says they will have another set of meetings in January. Those meetings will focus on strategies the United Way can use to help in specific areas.

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