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Schools of Hope

When kids read, they succeed 

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.

We would like to thank the amazing support of our Schools of Hope tutors who have dedicated their time to provide tutoring sessions to our students. During the 2018-19 school year, tutors provided nearly 8,500 tutoring sessions to 146 students in Racine and Burlington. 

If you have questions about any aspect of Schools of Hope, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Lori Riffer at 262-456-6468.

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.