Read York County!
In celebration of United Way of York County’s 30th Anniversary in 2016, we launched an ambitious plan to raise an additional raise $30,000.
The funds will be used to purchase and place a Read York County! mini library in up to three York County elementary schools and/or community program sites. Through Read York County!, access to high quality, age-appropriate reading materials is increased, as is parent engagement in the language and literacy development of their children.
The research is consistent and clear: If by 3rd grade children are not reading at grade level, they will fall behind in school and become discouraged, which leads to middle school absenteeism and increased high school dropout rates. Children not reading at grade level at the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to not graduate from high school.
Names of donors giving $250 or more are included on a plaque at Read York County! sites. Donors may opt to remain anonymous.