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 nine Title I elementary schools across Charleston County. During the 2014-15 school year we expanded to serve students in Lake City. In the Charleston/Lake City region we currently work with over 600 students thanks to over 700 community volunteers who give their time every week to ensure success for budding young readers.