Success By 6 Receives State Grant
United Way of Southwest Oklahoma (UWSWOK)'s in-house education program, Success By 6, received notification that the program had been chosen as one of five grant recipients from Smart Start Oklahoma for the remainder of this fiscal year.
For over a decade, Success By 6 has been working with community partners in Southwest Oklahoma to ensure that all children have access to books through several programs. "This grant is unique in that so few applicants were selected for funding," stated President and CEO of United Way of Southwest Oklahoma, Lauren Ellis. "Being awarded this grant validates the good work that Success By 6 and our community partners have been doing for over a decade. We are excited to see our state continue to see the importance of early childhood education."
The over $30,000 in funding from Smart Start Oklahoma will allow Success By 6 to research the deeper issues affecting early childhood education and make a plan for workable solutions. Success By 6 will report on the findings of the research at an Oklahoma Partnership School Readiness board meeting in May of 2017.
To find out more about Success By 6 or United Way of Southwest Oklahoma please visit their facebook page or website at www.uwswok.org.