Helping our youth prepare to succeed in Steele County:

United Way is working to ensure that our kids start school prepared to succeed, have increased reading proficiency at a young age, remain on track through the school age years and eventually go on to graduate from high school & continue on to post-secondary education.

This is important:

The cornerstone for future success is a quality education. Graduates have a higher earning potential, are more engaged in their communities, and contribute more to the economy.

When our area youth has access to a better quality education: 

  • They are more likely to live a better quality lifestyle, earn more money, & are also more likely to raise kids of their own that will also graduate on time & pursue higher education beyond high school. 


2019 United Way of Steele County - Partnering Programs:

  • Community Based Mentoring (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota)
  • Academic Success (Blooming Prairie Youth Club)
  • Violence Prevention (Crisis Resource Center)
  • Childcare Scholarships (ISD #763 - Medford Public School)