In Tarrant County, where 19% of children live below the poverty line, schools like Rivertree Academy are essential.
Located in the Lake Como neighborhood of Fort Worth, Rivertree is an independent Christian school working to break the cycle of poverty by educating students to learn well, love well, work well and lead well.
Their commitment to helping children overcome barriers is why United Way of Tarrant County’s Women United donor network invested $20,000 into the organization in 2022.
Many students who live in low-income neighborhoods don’t have the same opportunities to succeed as their peers who live in affluent areas because experiencing poverty often has negative impacts on children’s performance at school. The negative impacts often hinder a child’s development and lead to difficulties socializing with classmates.
With the support of Women United, Rivertree is rewriting this narrative for students, including 10-year-old Karmen.