South Carolina

Reading Partners has been a part of the Charleston educational landscape since 2013, when we merged with Book Buddies and began placing community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids master basic reading. Our one-on-one tutoring empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging community volunteers to provide individualized, personal attention to each student in our program.

The Challenge in South Carolina. Currently, four out of five South Carolina fourth graders from low-income families cannot read at grade level. Without strong literacy skills, Charleston’s outlook for the future is bleak.

Reading Partners believes that all children deserve the opportunity to succeed. Partnering with our local community members and leaders from local school districts, we’re working towards a future where every child has the individualized support they need to become strong readers and lifelong learners.

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.

By The Numbers

  93% of K-2 students mastered the foundational reading skills needed to read at grade level (2015-16)
17 Reading Centers (2016-17)  
750 Students (2016-17)
870 Volunteers (2016-17)
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