Did you know that students who are proficient in reading by third grade are three times more likely to graduate and live above the poverty level? Strong early childhood reading skills can increase literacy and high school graduation rates, thus reducing the number of children who grow up in poverty and continue to live in poverty the remainder of their lives.
One of the ways to combat the cycle of poverty, high school dropout rates, and illiteracy is through early intervention. On June 14th, UWFK will team up with the Key West Sunset Rotary to assemble “literacy kits” – a take home kit with two free books, alphabet practice sheets, and pens and pencils. Kits will be distributed to childcare development centers throughout the Keys and over 400 books will be given out!
Also this month, UWFK will begin collecting supplies for our annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive! Last year’s drive was incredibly successful, collecting over 16 pallets worth of supplies for students throughout the Keys. For more information about how Stuff the Bus impacts the community or to make a donation to this year’s Stuff the Bus school supply drive, please email email@example.com.
Dear United Way,
Thank you for the school supplies so we can learn. Thank you for everything you do. You are the nicest people in the world.
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