Kickstart Reading

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:

Baldwin:

Eagle Ridge Elementary School

Bibb:

Alexander II Elementary School 

Burdell Hunt Elementary School

Heard Elementary School

MLK Jr. Elementary School

Springdale Elementary School

Crawford:

Crawford County Elementary School

Houston:

C B Watson Primary

Pearl Stephens Elementary School

Lindsey Elementary School

Tucker Elementary School

Miller Elementary School

Westside Elementary School

Jones:

Wells Elementary School

Monroe:

Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School

Peach:

Hunt Elementary School

Kay Road Elementary School

Byron Elementary School

 

Thank you to our corporate sponsors who have made KickStart Reading possible.