Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

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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.

Strive for Less than 5 Video

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.

Communities that support the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading understand that an educated community means a stronger future for everyone.

It means a community where more people are prepared for higher education, to enter the military or to enter civilian service.

Click here for more information on the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.