Raise Me to Read is working to support literacy and early learning for every child across Pottawattamie County.
One in three Pottawattamie County fourth graders can’t read proficiently. Studies show that a child who can’t read proficiently is likely to fall behind. School becomes frustrating and there’s a one in four chance that child won’t graduate high school.
Studies of brain development show literacy efforts are most effective when they begin much earlier than when children enter school. Raise Me to Read aims to engage and mobilize the community to support early learning for children ages birth to 8.
Our vision is for children to begin school prepared and eager to learn – increasing their chances of success in school, work and life. Parents will feel supported in their role as their child’s first teacher; and the community will understand how to support literacy and early learning.
Modeled after the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading,
Raise Me to Read focuses on three critical areas:
Join us as we work to strengthen the future for all Pottawattamie County kids.