Waterford UPSTART provides four-year-old children access to the highest form of academic support in their early education at no cost to participants: personalized family education and coaching, a new computer and Internet if needed, and adaptive educational software.
The average Waterford UPSTART graduate enters kindergarten reading at nearly a first-grade level and maintains their gains for years to come.
Results and Gains
Waterford UPSTART’s goal is to ensure every child regardless of geography, socio-economic status, or background enjoy the success of arriving to their first classroom on day one with the confidence to learn. Those who come to school ready to learn are far less likely to drop out, have trouble with the law, or suffer from generational poverty. Waterford.org provides Waterford UPSTART at no cost to families through generous sponsors—join us and change a child’s life today!