Monday, June 5, 2023

Read For Literacy’s Creating Young Readers

The nearly 40,000 adults in Lucas County who are functionally illiterate do not suffer alone — their children are often left with little or no support at school, leading them to struggle, too. Read For Literacy’s Creating Young Readers program is enlisting volunteers to help break the cycle. After a three hour training, volunteers commit to an hour and a half per week of one-on-one reading time with a child, visiting a preschool or elementary to help improve literacy skills. "There's a desperate need,” says Diana Bush, director of operations. "It's really, really important. Most of these kids have never been read to.” To sign up, call Diana at 419-242-7323 or email

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