Join us this summer as we reach out to children in local communities to help keep their reading skills sharp and to provide a welcomed meal.[/vc_row]
June 11 – August 15
Every summer, low-income youth lose 2 to 3 months of reading while they’re higher income peers make slight gains.
By Fifth Grade, summer reading loss can leave low income students 2 1/2 to 3 years behind their peers.
6 out of every 7 students who receive free-and-reduced priced lunches lose access to them when school lets out.
Statistics from the National Summer Learning Association www.summerlearning.org
We are hosting a “Read and Feed” program in 3 communities, and we are looking for volunteers to read one-on-one, help with the provided lunch, and most importantly build relationships with the kids. Children of volunteers may participate, plus middle and high school students are also welcomed to read with the younger children.
When and Where: tap or click any location for more details
(Please note, there is no program at Raleigh Millbank on the Fourth of July)
All locations will be 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. For more information, to get the address, or to RSVP- tap or click the location name above.
Become A Sponsor!
It costs us $38.45 to send a child through the Summer Reading program and to provide a meal. We need sponsors to allow us to reach more children in Wake County – and YOU can help! Every donation matters, so please consider sponsoring one or more children. Through this program we also have the capacity to serve 2,000 meals if it’s properly funded. Make a donation of any size today.