McDonald’s Corporation is taking a stand on middle school support with a $100,000 investment in United Way education strategies. Students who drop out of high school show signs of struggling long beforehand. Tutoring, mentoring and afterschool programs for at risk middle school students help get and keep kids on track for high school graduation.
McDonald’s support is helping provide resources to United Way City of Chicago diverse partner communities: Austin, Brighton Park, Chicago Lawn, E. Garfield Park, Englewood, Gage Park, Greater Grand Crossing, Lower West Side, Near West Side, New City, North Lawndale, South Chicago, South Lawndale, South Shore, and West Englewood.
McDonald’s recognizes that when young people succeed, we all benefit. A strong educational foundation and the right interventions before high school can make a world of difference to that success.