The challenges of the coronavirus have made it even more difficult for children to learn. This fall, only 31% of 3rd graders were on track for reading proficiency. That means a staggering 69% of 3rd graders are not reading at grade level.
But your gift today will provide the tools, resources, and coaching that a struggling child desperately needs to catch up.
Even before the coronavirus hit, many Pickens County 3rd graders were not reading at grade level. When a child cannot read at grade level by 3rd grade, it is nearly impossible for him to catch up. There is a good chance he will not graduate on time or find a good job.
Can you imagine how hard school must be for a struggling reader? His inability to catch up leads to feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness. Those feelings will follow him forever if something doesn't change. He needs you to intervene.
Your generous gift will help a child in Pickens County get back on his reading level by providing the specific tools, resources, and coaching that he needs.
A child’s future is at stake. You have the power to teach this child to read today, and that will change his life.
Please make your secure donation today.