READ UNITED

Read United Flyer 2020

 

Our READ UNITED initiative consists of three programs currently running in Goshen, Elkhart, Prairie Heights, and Lakeland School Corporations.

 

Real Men Read runs every October to November

Places men from the community in classrooms to share their careers and love of learning with hundreds of children.

 

Reading Camps run every January to March.

Connects 1st-3rd grade students with volunteers to practice reading skills after school.  Reading Camp kids need the extra practice and attention a volunteer can offer to help life their skills to grade level.

 

Spring Into Reading runs every April to May.

Places community leaders in kindergarten and pre-K classrooms to share their lives, interests, and love of reading with our youngest learners.

 

For more information, or to participate in Goshen, Lakeland, or Prairie Heights please contact Sharon Sarber at ssarber@goshenschools.org or 574-533-8631, ext. 2048.

To volunteer in Elkhart schools, contact Diane Lucchese, CARES Recruiter, at dianelcares@gmail.com or 574-295-4870.

 

 


 

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. 

 

 


For more information, or to participate in Goshen, Lakeland, or Prairie Heights please contact Sharon Sarber at ssarber@goshenschools.org or 574-533-8631, ext. 2048.

To volunteer in Elkhart schools, contact Diane Lucchese, CARES Recruiter, at dianelcares@gmail.com or 574-295-4870.