Read. Learn. Succeed: A National Effort
Reading is a critical predictor of high school success--or failure. That's because children are learning to read until fourth grade; after that, they're reading to learn.
Students who don't read on grade level by the time they are in fourth grade typically don't catch up. In later grades, coursework gets harder, reading becomes more challenging, and those with reading troubles have difficulty coping. This can lead to bad grades, bad behavior, "checking out" from school - and eventually dropping out.
The United Way of Anderson County is one of 16 United Ways across the country invited to participate in an early grade reading pilot program. One of the programs currently being offerend is The Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which was implemented to provide age-appropriate, high-quality books to children 0-60 months at a cost of $30.00 per child per year. Our goal is to reach as many families as possible who may not have access to books for their pre-school children.
- Anderson County Library
- Anderson County Area Rotary Clubs
- United Way of Greenville County Child Care Resource & Referral
- United Way of Anderson County