Empowering Futures: GGUW's Impact through kidsLINK

 

Afterschool care is not just a convenience—it's a lifeline for working families. At Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW), we understand the critical role afterschool programs play in supporting families and shaping children's futures. This school year, our kidsLINK Out-of-School Initiative served nearly 1,100 children, investing more than $270,000 in scholarships for working families and providing over $20 million in economic value to our communities. By providing high-quality out-of-school care, we not only help children thrive but also support local businesses and lay the groundwork for a brighter future.

Beyond providing a safe place for children during out-of-school hours, kidsLINK is a catalyst for exploration, growth, and learning. With afterschool care seamlessly integrated into Bozeman and Belgrade schools, families find peace of mind knowing their children are in capable hands, receiving enriching experiences tailored to their developmental needs. Our dedicated team collaborates with educators to ensure continuity between school and afterschool learning, bridging gaps and nurturing holistic development.

Our innovative curriculum, covering diverse themes like Montana Wildlife and Coding, fosters a love for learning outside traditional classroom settings. Through strategic partnerships with organizations like Montana Mindfulness, MSU, and other local businesses, we offer hands-on learning experiences that inspire young minds and ignite a passion for discovery. These collaborations not only enrich our programs but also amplify the transformative power of afterschool care and a collaborative community.

As we reflect on our achievements from this school year and look toward the future, we recognize that our work is far from over. We remain committed to expanding our programs, filling the gaps in afterschool care, and empowering every child to reach their full potential. But we cannot do this alone. Your support is essential in fueling our mission and ensuring that no child is left behind. By donating just $75, you can provide a week of afterschool care for a child, offering them the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

Join us in empowering futures through afterschool care. Together, let's ensure that every child has access to quality care and the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Watch our video to learn more about the transformative impact of GGUW's kidsLINK initiative and how you can make a difference today.

 

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