A child who starts behind, stays behind and may never graduate from high school. ReadingPals, a United Way of Central Florida initiative, helps students establish a foundation for reading by improving vocabulary, listening skills, comprehension and visual and auditory memory.
Research shows that students working with ReadingPals are promoted more frequently and score higher on standardized tests than similar students who have not had this special opportunity. Just an hour a week can make a big difference for struggling children. Sign up to be a ReadingPals volunteer today.
We also added some stories about the kids we serve (funny and heartbreaking) and awarded Wesley Barnett his lanyard with his gold star for completing his first year as a stellar ReadingPal. He plans to continue being a ReadingPal this year. He shared a little about his “wild” kids with obvious affection.
ReadingPals are in 12 Polk County schools and 2 Highlands County schools. To learn more, contact Sylvia Palmer, United Way of Central Florida ReadingPals Program Manager, 863-648-1500 x278 or email Sylvia.Palmer@uwcf.org, or visit our website at uwcf.org.
Apr 27/18 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM UWCF Highlands County Division Annual Meeting- Sebring Civic Center-Breakfast 7:30am
May 15/18 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM 2018 Annual Meeting-RP Funding Center- Reception 5:30pm - Dinner 6:30pm - Program 7:00pm
May 17/18 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Infant Massage at Family Fundamentals
May 17/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Board of Directors Meetings
Jun 13/18 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM Community Impact Cabinet, meets quarterly