We talk about reading rates a lot. They are a very crucial indicator as to whether or not someone will graduate High School on time and how well they do later on in life.
So, we've compiled a few facts and figures about reading rates in Larimer County and Colorado.
It is important for kids to start reading at a young age, so they can stay on the track to graduate as they grow up. That's why United Way of Larimer County is dedicated to early literacy strategies through Be Ready and Colorado Reading Corps, as well as within their collaboritive partner groups who work towards addressing these issues.
We know that to make a lasting change in Larimer County, we need help from the community. So here are a few ways you can help:
Find a summer program for the kids in your family or neighborhood that will reduce how much they fall behind between semesters. Call 2-1-1 at 970-407-7066 to learn about affordable programs in Larimer County.