About PNC Grow Up Great
Founded by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., PNC Grow Up Great and PNC Crezca con Éxito form a bilingual, $350 million, multi-year initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children – particularly underserved children – from birth to age five for success in school and life. Through Grow Up Great, PNC emphasizes the importance of the first five years of life, which research has shown is critical to long-term achievement, by helping families, educators and community partners provide innovative opportunities that enhance learning and development in a child's early years. PNC offers leadership, advocacy, funding, volunteers and educational resources because we believe that an investment in our children now makes good economic sense and plants the seeds for the dynamic workforce of tomorrow.
Since the inception of Grow Up Great, approximately 1,500,000 at-risk preschool children have been served through grants and innovative programs emphasizing math, science, the arts and financial education for young children.
Why PNC Grow Up Great?
PNC Grow Up Great is an investment in the future. Extensive research indicates that the returns on investments in high-quality early education and school readiness initiatives are significant and long lasting - impacting our children, our society and the health of our economy for generations to come. Furthermore, research shows that children who participate in high-quality preschool programs are far more likely to experience greater educational achievements, strive toward higher vocational aspirations and contribute to society later in life.