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Schools of Hope


United Way of Racine County's Schools of Hope mobilizes volunteers to help local students become more confident, capable readers. Our Schools of Hope Report Out Event is happening on Tuesday, July 31 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the iMET Auditorium. We will be sharing our successes of this past year. If you or anyone you know has been on the fence about volunteering, join us! This will be a great opportunity to learn about our program and how to get involved. Register here . 

Through third grade, children learn to read. From fourth grade on, they read to learn. Research shows that third-grade reading proficiency is a powerful predictor of later academic achievement. A student who is not at least moderately successful in reading by the third grade is unlikely to graduate from high school. When kids read, they can succeed.

Schools of Hope, a United Way-led initiative in partnership with Racine Unified and Burlington Area School Districts, local businesses, and community members, provides young children with tutors on a regular basis to increase reading achievement in the early grades.

If you have questions about any aspect of Schools of Hope, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Ana Sanchez at 262-898-2249.

Unable to volunteer but want to support Schools of Hope? Your tax-deductible investment in United Way of Racine County helps provide the training, resources and support to ensure Schools of Hope tutors, students and teachers are successful.