College And Career Readiness

United Way of Delaware is passionate about our young people and offer programs that help them to acquire and develop the skills that lead to academic achievement and workplace success.

College and Career Readiness Partners

Big Brothers Big Sisers of Delaware, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America, DE
Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware, Inc.
Catholic Charities, Inc.
Children and Families First
Christina Cultural Arts Center
Claymont Community Center
DE Guidance Services for Children & Youth
Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc.
Delaware Center For Justice, Incorporated
Girl Scouts, Chesapeake Bay Council
Girls Incorporated of Delaware
Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center
Jewish Family Service of Delaware, Inc.
Kingswood Community Center
Latin American Community Center
Neighborhood House, Inc.
United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware
West End Neighborhood House, Inc.
YWCA Delaware


Young people ages 12-15 are especially vulnerable to a range of health and learning risks and are experiencing rapid developmental changes – physically, cognitively, and socially – that can make them susceptible to negative behaviors.

The IM40 Movement (focused on a young person’s strengths and assets rather than deficits)  promotes positive youth development and provides the resources necessary for adolescents to make better decisions lead healthier lives and achieve academic success.

Connected with more than 50 youth-serving organizations across Delaware, IM40 has helped more than 16,000 adolescents identify and leverage their unique developmental skills to help build and sustain the confidence and character necessary for success in life. In addition, more than 7,400 young people have received information on mental health and well being, nutrition and the prevention of non-cummunicable diseases.

Step On It

Step on It! is about convening schools, their partners and the communities that they serve, and providing them with the tools, training and support to better align their services in support of the whole family, addressing the academic and non-academic needs of low-income students and their families, and connecting home, school, and community in ways that make student success possible.

It focuses on aligning community partners and programs in support of academic outcomes, targeted interventions based on students’ individual needs, expanding learning beyond the regular school day, and equipping students to take advantage of Delaware Pathways in high school through age-appropriate career awareness and career exploration activities.

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