Raise Your Hand: Take the Education Pledge

I pledge to support United Way of Acadiana’s PACT United and by 2020 increase the high school graduation rate to 90% in Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes.

I believe that education is a building block for a good quality of life, that we all win when a child succeeds in school, and that Acadiana’s success tomorrow depends on how well we educate our children today.

I believe that every child deserves great schools and great teachers, but they alone are not enough. I believe it also takes strong families, a stable home, good health and supportive communities.

I believe that high school dropouts are years in the making and that early intervention is the key to success. I support the vision that every child will enter school ready to learn, read proficiently by 4th grade, make a successful transition to middle school, and graduate from high school on time.

I believe in the power of parents, teachers, students, businesses, civic associations, elected officials and members of the community, working together for the common good.

I believe in making choices based on what the research says.

I believe the time to stand up and LIVE UNITED for Education is now - for our kids, my community, and my country.

I raise my hand for education in support of United Way of Acadiana’s PACT United and of my community’s efforts to increase the high school graduation rates.

It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability. Thank you for completing this information form.


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