LIVE UNITED TODAY Fairy Tale Endings… LET’S CONTINUE TO FUND THIS VALUABLE PROGRAM!
nited Way’s ReadingPals Literacy Initiative is a key education program that is in jeopardy of closing its doors. ReadingPals aims to prepare children to be on grade level by the end of third grade and begin to enjoy reading for fun. Since it’s inception in 2012, this program has been generously funded by the Barnett Early Literacy Grant. In July, the funds provided by this grant will be cut in half in order to build ReadingPals programs at other United Way agencies in the Southeastern United States. Funds, after July, will be required to provide two-hundred students with the resources necessary to continue the program successfully. (cont.)
Children unable to read at grade level by the time they reach the fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
ReadingPals student, Dennis loves the Captain Underpants series
SECOND QUARTER 2015
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