We help students develop strong reading skills and improve reading performance so they can be on track to succeed in school.
Children who are able to read at grade level by the end of third grade are more likely to succeed in school and graduate.
*Data provided by IL Report Card 2016
Within the Reading Success schools in Waukegan: 73% of children are low-income, 32% have limited English proficiency, 85% of 3rd graders cannot read at grade level.*
United Way of Lake County trains volunteer reading tutors to work one-on-one with low-performing students in Waukegan elementary schools.
First graders who received Reading Success Classroom Tutors had improvement rates almost 300% higher than the children in their class without tutors.