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United Way Seeks Volunteer Readers

HARTFORD — Learning to read at a young age is the most important predictor of time high school graduation, yet it can be a frustrating experience for some students. Just a little help goes a very long way.

Last year, 200 students enrolled in United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s Readers program and 95 percent of them improved their literacy skills. This year, more students in our community need you.

As a United Way Reader, you’ll help more students learn to read so they build the skills needed to do well in school and become successful adults. Each week, you and a student will work one-on-one. You’ll read together and do educational activities, helping them improve their overall reading skills, and gain confidence in sounding out words and vocabulary.

Learn more and hear Katrease share her experiences as a United Way Reader: www.unitedwayinc.org/UWReaders

Become a United Way Reader today! Signing up is easy:
• Visit unitedwayinc.org/read to sign up as a reader in Enfield, New Britain or Hartford
• Choose one day a week to volunteer for an hour from February-May 2016
• Attend an orientation prior to starting the program
• Show up each week at your assigned school to read with the same student

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is a proud leader in the local Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. This program is one way United Way and its partners help hard-working ALICE households succeed by ensuring their children learn to read by the fourth grade.
Learn more at unitedwayinc.org/ALICECT.

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