"If more people could read, write, and comprehend, we could be much closer to solving so many of the other problems our country faces today." - Barbara Bush
Read to Succeed is a volunteer program that allows members of the community to spend one hour per week in local classrooms helping children develop and enhance literacy skills. It is a community initiative led by United Way of Greater Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Commerce and all three local school corporations designed to motivate our community to engage in our students’ academic success.
This program gives community members the opportunity to become directly involved in student achievement. We know that early grade reading skills are a key factor in academic success and high school graduation rates. Poor reading ability during the early grades is clearly linked to high school dropout rates. Students who are not proficient readers in the early grades do not typically catch up. In later grades, as coursework gets harder, reading becomes more challenging, and students have difficulty keeping up. This can lead to course failure, disengagement from school, and eventually dropping out.
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