Claudia Stevens, Executive Director, United Way of Aroostook, is shown with Carl Young, President, Fort Fairfield Rotary Club, and speaks about United Way operations

Claudia Stevens, Executive Director, United Way of Aroostook (UWA) spoke at the club’s weekly meeting. Claudia provided information concerning long standing UWA operations as well as new initiatives being undertaken to provide much needed services throughout The County.

Of special interest is the UWA-supported Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. This program provides the means by which parents can help their child develop an early interest in reading as well as developing the reading skills so essential during their educational years and for follow-on life experiences. The program supplies Aroostook County preschool children (birth to fifth birthday) a new, carefully selected book each month mailed directly to the child’s home address in their name.

“This program is one of the most important ways I know to improve the educational opportunities for children in your community.” – Dolly Parton