United Way sets plan to aid reading

Tribune Chronicle (Warren, OH)
A new early literacy initiative will include programs that will help more children meet Ohio's third grade reading requirements, especially children from low- to moderate-income families. Under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, students can be held back if they don't meet reading targets. Today, the United Way of Trumbull County will announce "Reading Great by 8," which is set to begin this summer. Along with the initiative, United Way announced literacy kits and free books will be distributed to children at McGuffy PK-8 in Warren. The books will be available through a partnership with GFWC Ohio Warren Junior Women's League and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Members of the GFWC and United Way also may read to the children.

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"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables