Anthony Navetta is a retired school teacher currently living in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to his retirement, Anthony Navetta was a math instructor at Loggers’ Run Middle School and he was so highly regarded that he won the “Teacher of the Year” award in 2003. Even while he was teaching, Anthony Navetta made it a priority to give back to the community outside the classroom. Through work he frequently contributed to United Way charities and he has continued this pattern of giving into his retirement.
The United Way is a network of charities that spans across 45 countries and territories. Over 1800 community-based United Way organizations help individuals and families at the local level to realize their full potential. Anthony Navetta and the rest of the organization’s volunteers achieve this goal by providing education, economic stability, and healthcare.
The United Way raises and invests billions in philanthropic endeavors in order to provide these services to individuals. The organization has actually ignited a worldwide social movement that moves individuals like Anthony Navetta to give, advocate, and volunteer within their local communities. These volunteers trust that their time and resources are being put to good use thanks to a set of metrics that gauge whether improvements have been made in education, income, and health.
Anthony Navetta’s involvement with the United Way makes sense given the United Way’s focus on improving the quality of education worldwide. In 2008 the United Way launched a ten year educational initiative designed to cut in half the number of high school dropouts in the United States. This initiative focuses on supporting communities, creating effective schools, and building strong family units. These three goals stem from the belief that a high school dropout is years in the making, and the only way to reduce the number of dropouts is to support students at all educational levels. Anthony Navetta will continue to be involved with the United Way as it undertakes this initiative.