Home Our Focus Education Access & Quality

People with higher levels of education are more likely to be healthy and live longer. Children from low-income families, children with disabilities, and those who experience discrimination are more likely to struggle with reading and math and less likely to graduate from high school or attend college. As a result, they are less likely to find steady employment and more likely to have health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Interventions focused on children and adolescents’ education can improve performance in school and improve health and well-being.

The Challenges We Face

  • 40%

    of adults in High Point have a high school education or less

  • 43%

    The chronic absenteeism rate for High Point Title I schools compared with 21.2% for non-Title 1 schools

How We Work

Building Capacity

We invest strategically in capacity building funding and participate in efforts to build systems of care that ensure all children can have a healthy development and enter kindergarten developmentally on track.


The Foundation participates in Invest Early NC, a funders collaborative, which promotes and advocates for the development and sustainability of a comprehensive early childhood system that benefits all children, families, the workforce and communities in North Carolina.

Our Partners on This Issue

Our Upstream Approach

Learn more about how we address the social, economic, and environmental conditions determining well-being.