United Way ‘Read To Succeed’ Program Deemed A Success
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The local United Way has announced the results of its revised, more rigorous, Read to Succeed program.
On Monday, leaders from the United Way and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced results of the revised more stringent curriculum for the reading program.
"I'm very proud and excited to hear that 94 percent of the pre-k students in the program tested read for kindergarten. And I'm just as proud to know this program addresses the entire continuum of each child's education and developmental needs, "said Mayor Dean.
Dean said the United Way initiative is important, because it fills an important developmental gap by focusing on social and emotional development, helping children go from home to school, and making the leap from early childhood to kindergarten.
Even with the program's success, Dean stressed the importance of reading at home. More than 1,300 students have completed Read to Succeed over the past nine years.