Our READ UNITED initiative consists of three programs:
Real Men Read runs every October to November.
This program places positive male role models in Goshen and Elkhart elementary school classrooms to read aloud to their assigned class.
Reading Camps run every January to March.
This program provides extra one-on-one tutoring and reading practice for elementary students who are falling behind their peers.
Spring Into Reading runs every April to May.
This program places volunteers into elementary classrooms to read aloud to classes of children.
For info on volunteer opportunities at Goshen Community Schools please contact Sharon Sarber at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 574.533.8631 ext. 2048
For Elkhart Schools, please contact Diane Lucchese at email@example.com or 574-849-8987
Reading is a critical bridge to success in school, work and life. Until third grade, children are generally learning to read; by fourth grade, however, they should be reading to learn. At the fourth grade level, coursework gets harder and reading becomes more challenging. Students who don't read well have increasing difficulty keeping up- which can lead to bad grades, disengaging from school, and dropping out.
That's why United Way is creating and leading supportive efforts to help young kids build a strong foundation.