We know that parents are their children’s first teachers. Brownsville now has 7 Born Learning Trails at local parks at which parents turn everyday moments into healthy learning opportunities for our little ones. An additional 117 children have access to full day, quality Pre-K programs because of our partnerships. Last year alone we distributed almost 50,000 books to children in southern Cameron County through United Way Children’s Book Clubs, Baby Breakfast Clubs, community events and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The result of all this? Children are entering school prepared to succeed, and a great start leads to future success.