Education

Learning and Attention Issues

Learning & Attention Issues

In the U.S., one in five children struggles with learning and attention issues. That’s 15 million children ages 3–20, and many of their issues go undiagnosed. The adults in their lives often have a hard time understanding their issues due to misconceptions and a lack of information and resources. As a result, children with learning and attention issues often face both academic and social challenges. However, with the right strategies and support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and thrive in school and in life.

Saving for Retirement

Saving for Retirement

America is facing a looming retirement savings crisis, and future generations will have a lower standard of living due to financial insecurity. Approximately 2 in 5 households headed by people age 55-64—over 9 million households—have no retirement assets saved at all. People age 50+ are the fastest growing age segment and can expect to pay for a longer retirement.

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Young adults, aged 25 to 34, have often reached the stage in their lives when they buy new cars, get married, start families and apply for mortgages. Unfortunately their savings are low, and the burden of their debt is taking a toll on both their financial and personal health. The Feed the Pig PSA campaign, first launched in 2006, educates these young adults about improving financial behaviors and saving more money.

High School Equivalency

High School Equivalency

According to the US Census Bureau, more than 37 million adults ages 16 and above do not have a high school diploma. Data shows that high school dropouts earn substantially less than high school graduates and have a lower quality of life. Many must work multiple jobs to support their families--and without a GED® diploma, they tend to get the lowest paid and least stable jobs. 

Supporting Minority Education

Supporting Minority Education

Research shows that African American students who receive UNCF scholarships are twice as likely to graduate college within 6 years, compared to those who did not. The new Better Futures campaign encourages potential donors and community-minded individuals, including college-educated African Americans, to support UNCF's mission by donating money to UNCF in an effort to get more African American kids to and through college. 

Teacher Recruitment

Teacher Recruitment

With half of teachers eligible to retire over the next decade, there is an urgent need and unprecedented opportunity to drive the transformation of K-12 education by recruiting our nation’s brightest students to the profession. The TEACH campaign aims to recruit the next generation of teachers by redefining teaching as a top career choice for our nation’s most talented students. 

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