The United of Way of Central Georgia's Read United initiative serves as the umbrella initiative for Read2Succeed and other educational programs managed by United Way. Expanding upon the successful Read2Succeed program, Read United further promotes the importance of pairing volunteers with students for weekly tutoring sessions to improve reading proficiency. This will ultimately strengthen our community by closing achievement gaps, increasing graduation rates, and disrupting the cycle of poverty.
More than 80 percent of low income children can’t read proficiently by third grade. Read United organizes and equips volunteers to tutor students so that they will read proficiently. In third grade, the curriculum shifts from learning to read to reading to learn. If children can’t read, then they will rapidly fall further behind. Not reaching this milestone has a resounding impact on a child’s life and our community at large.
The success of this initiative depends on volunteers from the community. To learn more about how you can get involved with Read United, visit www.readunitedcg.org.