READ Across America
What is Read Across America?
The National Education Association Read Across America is a reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
How is United Way of Northwest Louisiana involved?
As a participant in Read Across America, United Way of Northwest Louisiana is spreading awareness about the importance of early literacy. Through book distributions, reading interventions and much more, UWNWLA is an advocate for the power of a book. Our key initiative to fight for the youth of our community is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Why it Matters in NWLA
In Northwest Louisiana, 49% of kindergarteners are unprepared, and 34% of third graders are scoring below grade level. We have a commitment to fight against the education gap in Northwest Louisiana.