KEEPING READING SKILLS SHARP AND PROVIDING A WELCOMED MEAL
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 host a “Read and Feed” program in 3 different communities each week, and we are looking for volunteers to read one-on-one, help with the provided lunch, and most importantly build relationships with the kids.
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! Through this program we have the capacity to serve 2,000 meals if properly funded. Make a donation of any size today!
HELP BY VOLUNTEERING
JUNE 17 – AUGUST 14, 2019
10:00 pm – 12:00 pm
We need many volunteers to help! This is a great outreach for families to partake in to help read to other children and invest your time in serving others. Children of volunteers may participate, plus middle and high school students are also welcomed to read with the younger children.
Click on a day and location below for more details or to sign up