United ‘4’ Kids Initiative to Support Lakeview Students

WARREN, Ohio – Students at Lakeview schools will get support from the United Way of Trumbull County’s United “4” Kids initiative.

The pilot program, made possible with American Rescue Plan funds provided by the Trumbull County commissioners, will be introduced in Lakeview’s elementary and middle schools in late February. It will provide wrap-around services, including an academic assistance center with tutoring and social-emotional support to students who do not qualify for existing resources. A portion of the program also will include STEM and career readiness experiences.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Lakeview Local Schools with our United “4” Kids initiative, with the funds made possible by the Trumbull County commissioners,” said Christine Cope, president and CEO of the United Way of Trumbull County. “Today’s students are faced with different circumstances than previous generations.”

Lakeview’s K-7 school successfully ran a similar program during the Covid-19 pandemic with support from the state through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

“We are confident this program will be a game changer for many students,” said Velina J. Taylor, Lakeview Local Schools superintendent. “We’ve seen the powerful impact and record of success in improving academic performance, scores and social-emotional well-being.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.