The Challenge
The Challenge

The key to a child’s success in school is to be able to read. But only 40% of Rhode Island children are able to read on grade-level by the end of third grade. We must do better.

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The Goal
The Goal

By 2025, we will double the number of Rhode Island 3rd graders reading at grade-level.

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The Campaign
The Campaign

United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT are proud to lead Rhode Island Reads: The Campaign for Third-Grade Reading.

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The Challenge
The Challenge

The key to a child’s success in school is to be able to read. But only 40% of Rhode Island children are able to read on grade-level by the end of third grade. We must do better.

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Annual Rhode Island Reads Partner Meeting 

Materials from the 2020 virtual meeting!

 

2018: 

  • On Monday, December 10, 2018, United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted the Rhode Island Reads Partner Meeting, attended by state and community leaders.
     

  • Rhode Island Reads is dedicated toward reaching our goal of 75% of 3rd graders reading at grade-level by 2025.
     

  • Please see the event's data presentation and pictures; as well as coverage by WJAR 10 and WPRI 12.

Rhode Island Reads celebrates the joy of reading
 

In the community - see pictures from recent reading events! 

Online

  • The Rhode Island Children’s Cabinet, the Rhode Island Department of Education, and Rhode Island Reads encourage all to share their favorite childhood books and happy memories with reading. See the '#RIReads' activity here on Twitter