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Afterschool and Community Programs

Afterschool and community programs can offer kids opportunities to develop their interests and skills in a more relaxed environment. Learn more about what makes a high-quality program and how organizations — including family literacy programs, tutoring programs and other community-based efforts — can support reading and literacy. Our Tutoring and Volunteering section has information for those interested in giving their time.

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Launching Young Readers

Deborah Norville

Find out how to help young readers learn to decode individual words accurately and quickly.

Explore ways to create a literacy-rich summer for kids, including struggling learners.

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