To impact children earlier, a 1st grade program launches this fall as part of Read2Succeed. It offers vocabulary enhancement designed to provide a strong base for literacy. The 1st grade program is conducted one-on-one by a volunteer or reading assistant with a student for 30 minutes each week. Fiction and non-fiction books, journals, flash cards, and art supplies are used to make learning fun.
Read2Succeed volunteers and reading assistants provide weekly reading instruction to pairs of 2nd graders in addition to 1st grade students throughout Orange County. The goal of Read2Succeed’s 2nd grade program is to build reading fluency for low- to mid-low level readers, which ultimately leads to stronger reading comprehension skills.
Volunteer registration is open now and training is available. Join us and impact the life of a child this year. Register today!
Foundation board members and Orange County school board members visited schools throughout the county delivering $157,000 to 81 schools impacting 242 teachers. To check and see who won in your school, visit our online directory: 2013 Grant Winners' Directory.
Grants are for science, math and energy education projects; non-fiction books for classroom libraries; civic and arts education.
To watch videos of past projects, click here. Check back later in the year to see stories about how this year's grants impact our students.