Readers United

Readers United

In Wisconsin, just 47% of third-graders are proficient in reading. Readers United is a year-round initiative to promote literacy by building students’ skills and excitement about reading and growing their home libraries.

This initiative encompasses:

  • Emerging Readers
  • My Very Own Library Program: In partnership with Scholastic, students in 14 schools get to choose 10 books to take home through free book fairs.
  • Build My Bookshelf – Waukesha: Students in the highest-need schools in Waukesha can build their home libraries with books of their choice.
  • Summer Slide Prevention: Fighting summer learning loss through books and engagement activities. 
  • Vello: Volunteers help tutor local students online to boost their reading skills.
© 2018 United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 39-0806190.
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