United Way of Charlotte County is proud to partner with Sarasota, DeSoto and Manatee counties in the regional effort to promote reading proficiency for children through the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
One of the ways we support our local readers is by encouraging school attendance. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work. Students should strive for less than 5 days absent.
United Way of Charlotte County is convening local organizations, businesses, and people to focus on the following areas.
Our efforts are strengthened with regional support from The Patterson Foundation.