Reading Partners Charleston/Lake City
Today, 4 out of 5 South Carolina fourth graders from low-income families cannot read at grade level. Last year, 24% of freshman at North Charleston High School were reading at or below a fourth grade level. Without strong literacy skills, Charleston’s outlook for the future is bleak.
Reading Partners is committed to ensuring that Charlestonians can look forward to a bright future. Working closely with Charleston County School District leaders, the philanthropic community, and families, Reading Partners serves 11 Title I elementary schools across Charleston County. During the 2014-15 school year we expanded to serve students at two schools in Lake City. In the Charleston/Lake City region we currently work with over 550 students thanks to over 750 community volunteers who give their time every week to ensure success for budding young readers.
Reading Centers: 13
Students Served: 550
Volunteer Tutors: 750