When kids read, they succeed.
Through third grade, children learn to read. From fourth grade on, they read to learn. Research shows that third-grade reading proficiency is a powerful predictor of later academic achievement. A student who is not at least moderately successful in reading by the third grade is unlikely to graduate from high school. When kids read, they can succeed.
Schools of Hope, a United Way-led initiative in partnership with Racine Unified School District, local businesses and community members, provides young children with tutors on a regular basis to increase reading achievement in the early grades.
We would like to thank the amazing support of our Schools of Hope tutors who have dedicated their time to provide tutoring sessions to our students. Since 2012, Schools of Hope tutors have provided over 27,000 hours of tutoring to first, second and third grade students in Racine and Burlington.
Schools of Hope is celebrating its 10th year by returning to its traditional form during the 2022-23 school year. We are excited to welcome our Schools of Hope volunteers back into the classroom.