This year the United Way will visit 19 elementary schools in 7 Central Georgia Counties as part of KickStart Reading. Each child in these schools will receive a brand new book for summer reading. Our goal is to build home libraries and boost their literacy levels by retaining reading interest over the summer with fun and entertaining books.
“It is estimated that school summer breaks will cause the average student to lose up to one month of instruction, with disadvantaged students being disproportionately affected by a greater lack of literacy resources.” Former Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan
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New books will be given to students at these schools in the following counties:
Eagle Ridge Elementary School
Alexander II Elementary School
Burdell Hunt Elementary School
Heard Elementary School
MLK Jr. Elementary School
Springdale Elementary School
Crawford County Elementary School
C B Watson Primary
Pearl Stephens Elementary School
Lindsey Elementary School
Tucker Elementary School
Miller Elementary School
Westside Elementary School
Wells Elementary School
Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School
Hunt Elementary School
Kay Road Elementary School
Byron Elementary School
Thank you to our corporate sponsors who have made KickStart Reading possible.