Read to a Child.

Read to a child.

You’re likely to enjoy it. He’s likely to graduate.

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school. Become a Schools of Hope Volunteer. Schools of Hope is a program where volunteers provide positive reinforcement to a child while enhancing their literacy skills. Not only do volunteers help improve reading support, but they also help kids to develop a love of reading.

In 2008, United Way launched a 10-year initiative to cut by half the number of young people who drop out of high school by 2018. Give, Advocate, Volunteer. Live United!