Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Reading ability by the 3rd grade is one of the single greatest predictors of school success. Shortly after this time students will be asked to start critically reflecting on what they have read, rather than simply read it. This can seem like an insurmountable challenge to children who can barely sound out the words in front of them. It is at this juncture that low-performing students experience incredible difficulty keeping up, and it is not uncommon for those students to fall further behind without some form of intervention.
United Way of Delaware County is helping at-risk readers improve their reading levels through Reading Club. Through this program, after school, 3rd graders have the opportunity to work in a smaller, more engaging setting with a pair of adult volunteers. As a result, students can get the attention they need, and learn to enjoy reading!
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Joe Clemmer at 288-5586.