Mahoning Valley

Our Work

In 2019, 633 students attended Success By 6 in 19 different school districts in Mahoning County, Girard, Liberty, and Hubbard. They will go to 25 sites across the area. This is one of the largest class of Success By 6 students that the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley funded since its inception in 2009.

The students will receive 64 hours of instruction from a licensed teacher. They will get ready to step foot into kindergarten well prepared both academically as well as socially and emotionally!

Last year, students experienced a 12 point increase in the pre and post literacy test scores.


  • "I think it's a perfect intro into kindergarten. I was really happy that he was in the school he'll be attending in the fall. I saw him grow a lot, especially his confidence when he was in Success By 6."

    Parent of Success By 6 Student at South Range Elementary School

  • "Success By 6 got her motivated to like school. She struggled at first. She didn't want to learn, but this got her into the routine and she started to get excited about school. It's an excellent program."

    Parent of Success By 6 student Struthers Elementary School

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