Staying the Course for Kids and Families
For many in Pickens County, things went from “bad” to “worse” because of COVID-19. A staggering 69% of 3rd graders tested “not reading at grade level” when evaluated this fall. Hardworking families, who were already just barely surviving, were plunged into poverty without a safety net.
Our pre-pandemic goals to improve 3rd grade reading and reduce poverty in our community are more important than ever. Your gift today will help make sure that:
- 70% of 3rd graders will read on grade level by 2025; and
- 3,000 neighbors will develop a pathway out of poverty by 2030.
The battle isn’t over just yet. Your neighbors still need you. Please give securely today.